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University of Connecticut
THE UNIVERSITY OF Connecticut, or UConn, founded in 1881, is the land—grant university for the state of Connecticut. It enrolled over 28,000 students in 2007, including approximately 700 students in medicine or graduate studies conducted at the UConn Medical Center. The main campus is located in Storrs, about 30 miles from Hartford; the UConn Health Center, including the School of Medicine, is located in Farmington, about 10 miles from Hartford. Most stem cell research at UConn takes place at the Center for Regenerative Biology, located on the Storrs campus, and at the UConn Health Center. The head of the UConn Stem Cell Work Group is Marc Lalande, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Genetics and Development of the UConn Health Center. Lalande also holds the Physicians Health Services Chair in Genetics and Developmental Biology. As of 2007, 25 researchers were affiliated with the UConn Stem Cell Work Group. ...