The UIC Embryonic Stem Cell Review Committee (ESCRO) committee reviews research proposals involving the use of human embryonic stem cells (hES). The ESCRO committee is responsible for the oversight of all hES research being conducted at or supported by UIC to ensure that it meets the National Academy of Science (NAS) guidelines. Additionally, the ESCRO committee will have the responsibility for maintaining a registry of all hES cell lines that are imported into or maintained at the UIC, including the NIH-approved hES lines.
In accordance with the NAS guidelines, the ESCRO committee includes "representatives of the public and persons with expertise in developmental biology, stem cell research, molecular biology, assisted reproduction, and ethical and legal issues in hES cell research."
We are pleased to announce the winners of the UIC Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) Cycle 1 Seed Funding Program. The number and quality of proposals submitted by UIC faculty demonstrated the enthusiasm for research that supports the DPI mission, and promotes commercialization and entrepreneurship within our research enterprise.