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Regenerative medicine seeks to replace lost, damaged or diseased tissue with new, healthy tissue through procedures not requiring organ donation and transplantation. Regenerative therapies have not been developed for most organ systems, including the brain, heart, kidney, pancreas, and joints. While strategies in the past decade have focused on potential therapies involving treatment with cell populations, tapping into natural regeneration programs and boosting the endogenous capacity of tissue to regenerate or rejuvenate is a prerogative for the field today. This is where the discovery science of developmental and regeneration biology and the application of regenerative medicine must meet and work together closely.

Duke Regeneration Center seeks to accomplish this goal, by bringing faculty, trainees and staff together to advance education, discovery science, translational research, and development of therapies.

To join Duke Regeneration Center, or for general inquiries please email us at



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DRC is now hosting a monthly Journal Club for DRC affiliated postdocs and graduate students. Please contact Amy Jackson if you would like to be added to the email distribution list.

Now accepting applications for the 2023 DRC Student Travel Awards. Please click here for more information.

Now accepting applications for the 2023 DRC Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Please click here for more information.

DRC Co-Director, Debby Silver interviewed by Development magazine for the September 2022 issue.  Read more here!

DRC is excited to announce the winner of the Duke Regeneration Center Medical Student Fellowship. We would like to congratulate Melissa Tran! Welcome to the DRC Community!

Duke Regeneration Center Co-Director Dr. Purushothama Tata awarded the “Rising Star” award from the International Society for Regenerative Biology. Congratulations to Dr. Tata! Read more here.

Duke Regeneration Center Co-Director Debby Silver’s lab research featured in “Duke Today”! Read article here.

Duke Regeneration Center is pleased to announce the first recipient of our new Duke Regeneration Scholar Award. These awards are given to applicants to Duke biomedical PhD programs who have an offer of admission and demonstrate a strong interest in regenerative biology. This year, Mr. Paulo Belato is our awardee. Paulo is currently an undergraduate researcher at the University of Connecticut and will enter the Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG) this fall. The award comes with a one time supplemental stipend of $5,000. Congratulations Paulo!

DRC is excited to announce the winners of the Duke Regeneration Center Fellowship to Accelerate Career Independence:

Archan Chakraborty, Ph.D. of the Fox Lab
Yueyuan Xu, Ph.D. of the Diao Lab
Saratchandra Khumukcham, Ph.D. of the Roper Lab

Congratulations to the winners!

DRC Co-Director, Debby Silver is a new Editor at the journal, Development.

The T32 grant for the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program is officially renewed!

DRC is excited to announce the publication of a new volume co-edited by DRC Head, Kenneth Poss and Co-Director, Don Fox. The book, titled Regeneration, has over 20 chapters written by leaders in the field of regenerative biology and is available from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in a variety of formats. 

Duke Regeneration Center is exited to announce a call out for applications for a Regeneration Research Fellowship for Duke Medical students. Please see Programs & Funding Opportunities  for additional information.

From the Fox Lab:
Delisa Clay successfully defended her thesis this week titled: “Mitotic DNA Damage Responses in Drosophila Polyploid Rectal Papillar Cells”

Dr. Don Fox will be giving an invited talk at the (virtual) Mount Desert Island Biological Labs meeting titled: “Polyploidy in Development, Evolution, and Disease”.

Duke Regeneration Center is exited to announce a call out for applications for postdoctoral research awards to accelerate career independence. Please see Programs & Funding Opportunities for additional information.

Drs. Ken Poss and David Sherwood awarded with a Pew Innovation Fund to study the coordinated signaling process that takes place within the body during tissue repair and regeneration. Click here to read more.

Delisa Clay of the Fox Lab is excited to announce her first author paper was accepted by the Journal of Cell Biology. The title of the paper is “Persistent DNA Damage Signaling and DNA Polymerase Theta Promote Broken Chromosome Segregation”.

Duke Regeneration Center launched July 1, 2021!

Regeneromics services available now! More information under Regeneromics tab in the menu.

Join the International Society for Regenerative Biology. Visit website here

We thank our partners, the Department of Cell Biology, the Department of Surgery, and the Dean’s Office at the Duke University School of Medicine