Transplantation Biology Program

The University of Michigan Transplantation Biology Program is a multi-disciplinary, highly interactive research program aimed at extending the science and practice of transplantation and related fields.  Research in Transplantation Biology encompasses immunology, physiology, infectious disease, genetics, stem cell biology and experimental surgery.


The research addresses such questions as: how might stem cells, xenotransplantation and organogenesis replace or augment the function of failing organs; how do foreign cells and microorganisms activate the immune system and how does the activated immune system control the growth of microorganisms and injure transplants; and, what controls immunity and its impact on normal tissues?


The University of Michigan Transplantation Biology Program was established in 2008 with the aim of providing the optimum environment for conducting biomedical research, advancing academic careers and educating students and trainees at all levels.