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Stem Cells

5.1.2_Tech%20Transfer_MSCRF_logo.pngMaryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) was established by the governor and the Maryland General Assembly under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006. The purpose of the fund is to promote state-funded human stem cell research and medical treatments through grants to public and private entities in the state.

MSCRF offers six programs (Launch, Discovery, Validation, Commercialization, Clinical and Post-doctoral Fellowships) to accelerate research and commercialization of human stem cell-based technologies. For eligibility and to apply visit MSCRF funding opportunities.

Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission

Debra MathewsJohns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Vice Chair
Diane HoffmanUniversity of Maryland School of Law


Ira SchwartzOffice of the Attorney General
Scott BaileyJohns Hopkins School of Medicine
Rachel BrewsterUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Margaret Conn HimelfarbJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Haig Kazazian, Jr.McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
David MosserUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Barbara Nsiah, United Therapeutics
Linda PowersToucan Capital
Rabbi Avram ReisnerCongregation Chevrei Tzedek
Curtis Van TassellResearch Geneticist