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McMaster's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute
(SCC-RI) explores the underlying cellular and molecular origins that initiate
human cancer by employing human stem cells as a model system. The Institute's
impressive shared facilities are designed to help mitigate the high cost of
human stem cell research that has made entry into the field almost prohibitive
for investigators in Canada.
On the cutting edge of human stem cell research, our team of scientists
integrates expertise in epigenetics, signalling pathways, neural cancer stem
cells, human leukemia and pluripotent stem cells. Our ground-breaking research
complements the efforts of other stem cell programs and centres in Canada and
around the world.
With its particular focus in human stem cell research, the SCC-RI provides
interested graduate students and postdoctoral fellows an exciting opportunity to
pursue this specialized training in Canada. The Institute will also provide an
open forum to educate the public about this important research and work with
sectors developing ethical guidelines and policy for therapeutic applications to
assure Canadians will receive the best health care possible.