Accelerating stem cell research and cures.

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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 Mathews, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Vice Chair
Curtis Van Tassell, Research Geneticist

Ira Schwartz, Office of the Attorney General

Scott Bailey, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Rachel Brewster, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Margaret Conn Himelfarb, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Diane Hoffman, University of Maryland School of Law

Haig Kazazian, Jr., McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine

David Mosser, University of Maryland, College Park

Linda Powers, Toucan Capital

Rabbi Avram Reisner, Congregation Chevrei Tzedek

Bowen Weisheit, Ensign C. Maryland Kelly, Jr. Memorial Foundation