About the Stem Cell Network

To capitalize upon Canada’s competitive advantage in stem cell research for the benefit of Canadians

Supporting and building a national stem cell and regenerative medicine research network has been the raison d’être of the Stem Cell Network (SCN) since its inception in 2001.

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Research Groups


In Research, Training and Outreach


In Partner Support

Research funding opportunities

Learn more about SCN’s 2022-2025 funding opportunities


More than 4,100 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2021/2022.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are our bodies’ building blocks. They are different from other cells because they have the potential to differentiate into any cell type and can renew themselves, which means they can heal blood, tissue and organs.

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In the news

BLOG CARNIVAL: Can 3D printing reverse aging?

August 25, 2021 – As a leader in the emerging field of bioprinting, developing biomaterial scaffolds for promoting induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSc) differentiation, Stephanie Willerth, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at University of Victoria, is tackling neurodegenerative disease associated with aging. The Stem Cell Network turned to Dr. Willerth to …

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