Institute Director Alan J. Russell, PhD has announced the formation of the McGowan Center for Pre-Clinical Studies, and the selection of Stephen Badylak, PhD, DVM, MD as the Center Director. Dr. Badylak joined the Institute in January 2003, and has extensive experience in the design and operation of state-of-the-art pre-clinical study progams. The McGowan Institute is recognized around the world for the substantial accomplishments in pre-clinical studies related to cardiac therapy and particularly artificial hearts. The Institute’s research programs have broadened beyond cardiac care and now encompass artificial organs, cellular therapy and tissue engineering.
As a result of the significant increase in scope, encompassing all aspects of regenerative medicine, the Institute is broadening and strengthening our pre-clinical studies team to ensure that all aspects of regenerative medicine are addressed as effectively and efficiently as the cardiac care area has been addressed to date. The McGowan Institute is committed to establishing a world-class center that facilitates and expedites the movement of all regenerative medicine technologies into clinical practice.