Regenerative medicine is the "process of replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function" (Regenerative Medicine, 2008, 3(1), 1-5). There are two primary approaches to the goal of regenerating damaged tissues and organs: repairing or replacing the tissue or organ. Within these approaches there are multiple lines of investigation. Many of the faculty at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are engaged in research that directly involves the goals of regenerative medicine. The breadth of the investigations spans from basic laboratory science (from cells to animal models) through to clinical research and treatment. This requires many collaborative efforts of groups composed of PhDs, DVMs and MDs. The goal of the Regenerative Medicine Group is to facilitate team building and provide information on resources for research projects.
We hope this website will help you understand the types of research ongoing at both institutions, especially the collaborative projects across the institutions. The Research section is organized by systemic disease areas (Organ Research and by research approach (Process). The People section lists the PIs, gives a short introduction and links to their full website. The Resources section shows core facilities at both institutions and links to their websites.
We welcome new ideas and new investigators.