Steve Stice

Steve Stice

D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor
Co-Director, Regenerative Engineering and Medical Center (REM)
Director, UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Steve Stice is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of ArunA Biomedical, Inc, where he directs the company’s clinical and research operations. He is also University of Georgia, DW Brooks Distinguished Professor and Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, and holds a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar endowed chair. 

Prior to joining ArunA, Stice was the co-founder and served as both Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Cell Technology, the first U.S. company to advance to human clinical trials using human pluripotent stem cells. He also co-founded startups Prolinia and Cytogenesis, the latter of which has since merged with ViaCyte. 

Stice was recruited to the University of Georgia by the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and holds an endowed chair as a GRA Eminant Scholar. Additionally, Stice serves as the Director of the Univeristy of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, co-directs The Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Research Center (REM), a joint collaboration between Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and UGA, is a group leader of Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems, a National Science Foundation Center founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stice also sits on the toxicology Scientific Advisory Board for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Stice received a Masters of Science in Reproductive Biology from Iowa State University and a Doctor of Philosophy, Developmental Biology and Embryology, from the University of Massachusetts.




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    University of Georgia

    UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Chemical Biology
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Additional Research:

    Finding new treatments for degenerative diseases such Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis andneural injuries spinal cord and head trauma as well as treating cardiovascular diseases (heart and blood vessel repair) through stem cell technologies. Animal stem cells and cloning animal agriculture, veterinary and biomedicine applications.

    Research Affiliations: Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM), Emergent Behavior of Integrated Cellular Systems

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