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Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell, Biology, Stem Cell

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StemJournal is an international, multidisciplinary publication for communicating outstanding stem cell research, including basic biology, clinical applications, disease modeling, computational and systems biology, and data science. It promises to be open new scientific contributions from the many fields of research on stem cells. The journal publishes original, peer-reviewed content covering a wide range of topics related to stem cell research, including research reports,  review articles, protocols, and more. This is an online journal that follows an open access model – visit at View the full Aims & Scope on the journal website here.

StemJournal is a sister publication to the stem cell community portal StemBook – visit at stembook.orgStemJournal and StemBook are the first components in IOS Press' forthcoming StemHub (read our related press releases, herehere). New components include: StemMeets (meeting abstracts) and StemRxiv (preprints).



Chad A. Cowan, PhD

Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Niels Geijsen, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center 
Professor Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Leiden, the Netherlands


Senior Editors

Laurence Daheron, PhD
Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA

Winston Hide, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Agnete Kirkeby, PhD
Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Fredrik Lanner, PhD
Karolinska Intitute
Departnet of Clinical Sciences, Intervention and Technology

Stephanie Willerth, PhD
Mechanical Engineering & Division of Medical Sciences
University of Victoria,
Victoria, Canada

Associate Editors

Kristen Brennand, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Qiurong Ding, PhD, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, China

Jenna Galloway, PhD, Harvard Medical School, USA

Jacob Hanna, MD, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Lyn Healy, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Jonathan Hoggatt, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Cancer Center and Center for Transplantation Sciences), USA

Shannan Ho Sui, PhD, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, USA

Meritxell Huch, PhD, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Insoo Hyun, PhD, Case Western Reserve University,USA

Darrell N. Kotton, MD, Boston University's Center for Regenerative Medicine, USA

Kathy O. Lui, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Florian Merkle, PhD, Wellcome, MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, UK

Louise E. Purton, PhD, St Vincent's Institute, Australia

Evan Y. Snyder, MD, PhD, FAAP, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (Center for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine), USA

Takanori Takebe, MD, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Institute of Research), Japan

Ludovic Vallier, PhD, Wellcome, MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, UK

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Wenli Yang, PhD, Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

James A. Adjaye, PhD, Heinrich Heine University, Germany

Tim Ahfeldt, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Hidenori Akutsu, MD, PhD, National Center for Child Health and Development (Dept of Reproductive Medicine), Japan

Ramiro Alberio, PhD, University of Nottingham, UK

Juan Alvarez-Dominguez, PhD, Harvard University (Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology), USA

Stelios T. Andreadis, PhD, University of Buffalo SUNY, USA

Anthony Atala, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA

Ivana Barbaric, PhD, University of Sheffield, Centre for Stem Cell Biology (Dept of Biomedical Science), UK

Nick Barker, PhD, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Epithelial Stem Cells Laboratory), A-STAR, Singapore

Milena Bellin, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center, NL

Semir Beyaz, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cancer Center), USA

Kapil Bharti, PhD, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Laboratiry), USA

Deepa Bhartiya, PhD, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, India

Joshua M. Brickman, PhD, University of Copenhagen DanStem, Denmark

Davide Cacchiarelli, PhD, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Italy

Ian Chambers, PhD, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, UK

Huanhuan Joyce Chen, PhD, University of Chicago (Dept of Cancer Research), USA

Dong-Woo Cho, PhD, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Irina M. Conboy, PhD, University of California Berkeley, USA

April M. Craft, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital (Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stem Cells & Regenerative Biology), USA

Stephen L. Dalton, PhD, University of Georgia, USA

Jennifer Erwin, PhD, Lieber Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Dept of Neurology), USA

Camilla Forsberg, PhD, Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells and University of California, Santa Cruz (Dept of Biomolecular Engineering), USA

Deborah French, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core), USA

Paul J. Gadue, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), USA

Brigitte Gomperts, MD, University of California, Los Angeles (Dept of Pediatrics and Pulmonary Medicine), USA

Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD, Sloan Kettering Institute, USA

William Hendriks, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Department of Neurology), USA

Shijun Hu, PhD, Soochow University, China

John Hutchinson, PhD, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, USA

Dietmar W. Hutmacher, PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Oluwatayo Ikotun, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (Dept of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology), USA

Rosario M. Isasi, JD, MPH, University of Miami, USA

Juan C. Izpisúa-Belmonte, PhD, Salk Institute, USA

Marianne F. James, PhD, Boston University (Center for Regenerative Medicine), USA

Mirosław Janowski, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Peng Jiang, PhD, Rutgers University New Brunswick (Dept of Cell Biology and Neuroscience), USA

Nima Khadem Mohtaram, PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada

Majlinda Lako, PhD, Newcastle University (Biosciences Institute), UK

Justin D. Lathia, PhD, Lerner Research Institute Cleveland Clinic, USA

Ping Liang, MD, PhD, Zhejiang University, China

Charles P. Lin, PhD, Dana-Farber Institute, USA

Torsten B. Meissner, PhD, Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), USA

Michael G. Monaghan, PhD, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (Dept of Biomedical Engineering), Ireland

Shruti Naik, PhD, New York University School of Medicine (Dept of Pathology), USA

Thao M. Nguyen, PhD, University of South Australia (Centre for Cancer Biology & Molecular Signaling Laboratory), Australia

Susan I. Nilsson, PhD, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Australia

Yusuke Ono, PhD, Kumamoto University, Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics (Dept of Muscle Development and Regeneration), Japan

Jose Ordovas-Montanes, PhD – Boston Children's Hospital (Dept of Gastroenterology), USA

Kenji Osafune, MD, PhD, Tokyo University (Center for iPS Cell Research and Application), Japan

Vincent Pasque, PhD, University of Leuven (Dept of Development and Regeneration), Belgium

Ming Pei, MD, PhD, West Virginia University, USA

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, PhD, University of Virginia (Dept of Biomedical Engineering), USA

Michael Peitz, PhD, University of Bonn, Germany

Eric Pietras, PhD, University of Colorado Denver (Division of Hematology), USA

James K. Pru, PhD, Washington State University, USA

Pranela Rameshwar, PhD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA

Martin G. Rodriguez-Porcel, MD, Mayo Clinic (Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine), USA

Taku Sato, PhD, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Medical Research Institute), Japan

George L. Sen, PhD, University of California San Diego, USA

Douglas Sipp, RIKEN, Japan

Guiomar Solanas, PhD, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (Oncology), Spain

Jose Teixeira, PhD, Michigan State University, USA

Adrian Teo, PhD, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Stem Cells and Diabetes Laboratory), Singapore

Giuseppe Teste, MD, PhD, University of Milan (Department of Oncology and Hematology-Oncology), Milan, Italy

Gavin Tjin, PhD, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (Stem Cell Regulation Unit), Australia

Wei Tong, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Abramson Research Center), USA

Rachel E. Truitt, PhD, University of Pennsylvania (Institute for Regenerative Medicine), USA

Anestis Tsakiridis, PhD, University of Sheffield, Centre for Stem Cell Biology (Dept of Biomedical Science), UK

Maria Tsiarli, PhD, University of Cyprus (Dept of Biological Sciences), Cyprus

Gregory Underhill, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Dept of Bioengineering), USA

Kim Vanuytsel, PhD, Boston University (Center for Regenerative Medicine), USA

Li Wang, PhD, Fuwai Hospital National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, China

Ashley Webb, PhD, Brown University (Dept of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry), USA

Jessica L. Whited, PhD, Harvard University (Dept of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology), USA

Jun Wu, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Holm Zaehres, PhD, Ruhr University Bochum (Institute of Anatomy), Germany

Chun-Li Zhang, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Pinar Zorlutuna, PhD, University of Notre Dame (Dept of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering), USA

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Niels Geijsen Appointed New Co-Editor-in-Chief of StemJournal

16 Jan 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – StemJournal is pleased to announce the expansion of its editorial leadership with the appointment of Niels Geijsen, PhD, as new Co-Editor-in-Chief. Niels joins Chad Cowan, PhD, who has served as Editor-in-Chief since the journal launched at the beginning of 2019. Together they will guide the development of this open access, peer-reviewed journal in its mission to provide cutting-edge, high quality content to the global stem cell research community....

Tissue Engineering Applications Combining Biomaterial Scaffolds with Stem Cells Will Facilitate Delivery of Targeted Therapies

24 Apr 2019 - Amsterdam, NL – StemJournal, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal published by IOS Press, announces publication of its inaugural article, “Combining Stem Cells and Biomaterial Scaffolds for Constructing Tissues and Cell Delivery” by Stephanie M. Willerth, PhD, and Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD. This timely overview of the available biomaterials for directing stem cell differentiation as a means of producing replacements for diseased or damaged tissues is a comprehensive update of the classic review published in StemBook in 2008....

IOS Press Relaunches StemBook

17 Dec 2018 - Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press, an international publisher providing content for scientific, technical and medical communities, is proud to announce the relaunch and revitalization of StemBook, an online open access forum and discussion platform for the stem cell research community. It features a collection of content covering a range of topics related to stem cell biology written by top researchers in the field. The site is being refreshed with new content that will be expanded and updated regularly. Enhanced functionality will also be introduced soon....