Family and Childrens Programs

Stem Cell Weekend Drop-ins

Saturdays and Sundays, September 9–24

Yellow and red Trigeminal sensory neurons in a coral reef pattern

Trigeminal sensory neurons, nerve cells important for facial sensation and pain, that have been derived from human embryonic stem cells 

What are stem cells, and what promise to they hold for medical treatments? Stem cell research is a rapidly advancing field, filled with immense challenges and potential. Stop by the Sackler Educational Lab to speak to stem cell biologists to learn about the basic biology of stem cells, recent advances in research, and how stem cells can potentially treat diseases. We will also feature specimens that showcase the amazing regenerative capabilities of other species, thanks to the wonder of stem cells.

 

Image provided by Zehra Dincer and Lorenz Studer

 

The Museum greatly acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish The Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum's Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in The Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.

The Science of Stem Cells in the Sackler Educational Laboratory is supported by the Empire State Stem Cell Fund through New York State Department of Health Contract # DOH01-C30157GG-3450000.