Stem Cell Institute Receives $2.4M Grant for Regenerative Skin Research

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The University of Minnesota's Stem Cell Institute, a Consortium member center, has received a private grant in the amount of $2.4 million from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation that will help accelerate research into growing healthy, new skin for burn victims or patients with severe skin diseases. The research is being led by Institute Director Dr Jakub Tolar, who was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the grant: “We think we can restore health in conditions that have been, or are still, without effective therapy, or have been deemed incurable altogether."