Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium
The mission of the ISCC is to advance the understanding of intestinal epithelial stem cell biology during development, homeostasis, regeneration and disease. The immediate goals of the ISCC are to isolate, characterize, culture and validate populations of intestinal stem cells; answer major questions in stem cell biology of the intestinal epithelium; and accelerate research by making information and resources available to the research community.
Long-term goals include:
- laying the ground work for therapeutic manipulation of the intestinal epithelium
- contributing to the greater understanding of stem cell biology through knowledge of the intestine as a model stem cell-driven system.