The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is an independent, nonprofit membership organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

Who We Are

Our nearly 4,000 members are committed stem cell scientists, physicians and industry professionals from over 55 countries.

What We Do

The ISSCR helps close the gap between research and the reality of new therapies. We support stem cell research and engage researchers, industry and the public through:

  • Stem cell meetings and online programs that facilitate learning, networking and collaboration
  • Public education and outreach, making stem cell science accessible and generating awareness of and interest in ongoing research
  • Our position as a centralized and leading voice for the stem cell field, developing and promoting professional standards and guidelines and contributing to policy discussions

About This Website

The ISSCR is excited to introduce an expanded Closer Look website, a destination for anyone interested in stem cell science and the enormous potential of the stem cell research being conducted across the globe. It includes the basics of stem cell biology, an introduction to how science becomes medicine, information on clinical trials and the Stem Cells in Focus blog. It also includes important resources to help patients and their families make informed decisions about stem cell treatments and their health. Check back regularly for updates.