What is the BSCRC?

Terasaki Life Sciences Building


Our center supports innovation, excellence and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research from the laboratory to the patient. We're committed to a multidisciplinary and integrated collaboration of scientific, academic and medical disciplines for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine.

BSCRC is where magic happens in a dish with far-reaching impact on people’s lives.

  • Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
BSCRC researcher Melody Li


In 2005, UCLA launched the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, now the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, to bring together scientific, legal and ethical experts from across the university to focus on fulfilling the great promise of stem cell research. 

Since then, our scientists have advanced the field in meaningful ways — initiating cell and gene therapy clinical trials for patients with deadly immune diseases, late-stage cancers, blinding eye diseases and more. Visit our milestones page to see key progress made during our center's 19-year history.

BSCRC is where brilliance and compassion collide. Our renowned scientists and stellar trainees advance research discoveries that offer hope and promise to patients and their loved ones.

Noushig Karpanian
Director of Human Resources and Research Administration
Headshot of BSCRC Director of Human Resources and Research Administration Noushig Karpanian


As a campus-wide initiative, our center transcends traditional academic barriers to support technology-driven, cross-disciplinary research from fundamental discoveries to clinical application. Our more than 250 faculty members represent a wide range of departments, schools and disciplines. 

We believe that stem cell research needs a truly interdisciplinary environment to succeed. For this reason, we have cultivated a culture of collaboration in which teams of investigators leverage their unique expertise to tackle medicine’s biggest problems from multiple angles.

Our goal is to spearhead the next generation of cutting-edge treatments and cures through unwavering support of innovative research, unique training opportunities and the most advanced facilities and equipment

BSCRC is that constant reminder to be innovative and forward thinking because we have so many examples of what’s possible when you continue to push science forward toward the clinic.

  • Associate Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Andrew Goldstein Headshot


Our funding comes primarily from granting agencies such as the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the National Institutes of Health with additional funding from generous philanthropy including The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Rose Hills Foundation.