The mission of the Center for Organogenesis is to unite interdisciplinary research efforts towards understanding the basic mechanisms by which organs and tissues are formed and maintained and to use this knowledge to regenerate or create replacement tissues and organs, improve stem cell therapies and effective organ transplantation systems that will correct acquired and genetic human disease. Goals of the Center include:
- Increasing the number and scope of interdisciplinary research projects in organogenesis.
- Training students and postdoctoral fellows in interdisciplinary research approaches related to organogenesis.
- Enhancing communication and information exchange among basic, clinical, and applied scientists engaged in organogenesis-related research.
The Center was established through a grant from the Presidential Initiatives Fund (Office of the President, University of Michigan) and through generous additional support from the Office of the Dean, Medical School.