Reeve-Irvine Research Center

The Reeve-Irvine Research Center is a world renowned basic science research center devoted to the study of repair, regeneration, and recovery of function after spinal cord injury.

Based at the University of California, Irvine, RIRC labs are equipped and staffed to allow cutting edge research at multiple levels ranging from stem cells to robotic retraining to promote functional recovery. RIRC scientists were amongst the first to test the potential of stem cells for spinal cord injury therapy, and research by RIRC scientists formed the basis for the first two clinical trials testing stem cell therapies in people with spinal cord injuries.

Reeve-Irvine Research Center

Our Mission

The mission of the RIRC is to find new treatments for spinal cord injury through the collaborative research and educational efforts of prominent scientists and clinicians both at the University of California, Irvine and around the world.

Education

Education

Stem Cell training grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships and Traineeships are available through individual laboratories in the Reeve-Irvine Research Center. For information on Graduate Training at the Reeve-Irvine Research Center please visit the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program.

Research

Research

The RIRC is a basic science research facility devoted to studying cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the response of the nervous system to injury, exploring innate and therapeutic regenerative capabilities and developing treatments for Spinal Cord Injury.

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Make A Donation

We depend greatly on your generous donations, which help enable our research. Your contributions will be used to advance research that is targeted to new treatments for spinal cord injury.

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News & Events

Using Stem Cells to Improve Bladder Function after a Low Spinal Cord Injury

Improving bladder function

POSTED BY Havton Laboratory

Using stem cells to improve bladder function after a low spinal cord injury.

Chronic pain changes your brain

POSTED BY Cahill Lab

Chronic pain changes your brain in areas important for reward and emotion.

Recovery after transplant

POSTED BY From the Director

News reports of recovery after transplant of olfactory cells with peripheral nerve bridges.

Neural stem cell clinical trial

POSTED BY Neuralstem Inc.

Neuralstem's first patient had been treated in their new Phase I clinical trial involving Neural Stem Cells.

How we make a difference

We tailor research and seek treatments for those who are living with spinal cord injury.

You Can Help

The RIRC is devoted to the study of repair, regeneration, and recovery of function after spinal cord injury. We depend greatly on your generous donations, which help enable our research. Your contributions will be used to advance research that is targeted to new treatments for spinal cord injury.

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