Regenerative Medicine Research

At Houston Methodist, the Regenerative Medicine research program develops cell-based therapies to treat human diseases. The focus is on identifying ways in which stem cells can be used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, heart disease and failure, bone and joint issues. myeloma and lymphoma, and vision loss from diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Our investigators have expertise in bioengineering, computational biology, developmental biology, epigenetics and chromatin dynamics, progenitor and stem cell biology, telomere regulation, and the engineering of nanomaterials and tissue scaffolds.

Stem cells may ease urinary incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Researchers are testing a treatment that uses stem cells to cure urinary incontinence. Learn More.

Reprogrammed cells grow into new blood vessels 

By transforming human scar cells into blood vessel cells, scientists at Houston Methodist may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue. Learn More.

Accelerating bone regrowth with BioNanoScaffold

Houston Methodist researchers have developed a BioNanoScaffold designed to help treat severe bone injuries that could prevent countless amputations. Department of Defense awards The Center for Musculoskeletal Regeneration nearly $6 million for this project.


Houston Methodist Orthopedic & Sports Medicine researchers identified a novel stem cell based regenerative medicine approach able to promote cartilage repair in patients with cartilage damage from osteoarthritis or injury. Learn more