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.

Make a Donation

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

Neuronal vitality with PTEN deletion

Neuronal Vitality with PTEN Deletion

BY Oswald Steward

Neurons lacking PTEN appeared more robust and healthy than other neurons more than 1 year after the intervention.

Update on stem cell trials for spinal cord injury

Update on Stem Cell Trials

BY Oswald Steward

With the growing stem cell industry it is essential to distinguish fradulent claims from legitimate clinical trials, research and therapy development.

Trainees Taking Next Steps

Trainees Taking Next Steps

BY Steward Lab

RIRC trains young scientists for SCI research, nerve regeneration and stem cell applications who then go into the workforce.

Zack Wentz

The Move To Move Continues

BY Steward Lab

Congratulations to Zack Wentz on his amazing accomplishments and thank the Wentz Family for their perseverance.

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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