Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
University of Georgia
Brandon Rocque & John S. Kuo
EMBRYONIC STEM CELL research at the University of Georgia is centered at the university's Regenerative Bioscience Center (RBC). Established in 2004, the goal of the RBC is to consolidate the University of Georgia's expertise, resources, and accomplishments in the field of stem cell research to build one of the leading programs in the nation in regenerative bioscience. A further goal has been to establish a statewide network to stimulate collaboration between investigators at Georgia's academic institutions, particularly Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Medical College of Georgia. The director of the RBC is Dr. Steve Stice, professor and GRA eminent scholar. Stice helped coordinate the derivation of three of the National Institutes of Health—approved and available human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines (BG01, BG02, and BG03) in cooperation with a Georgia company, BresaGen, Inc. Because of growth in hESC research and the need for advanced training locally, ...