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Regenerative Medicine and Disability Research Laboratory

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine and Disability Laboratory Research Goals

The Regenerative Medicine and Disability Laboratory is part of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. Established through generous support of the Blazer Foundation, this lab is headed by Dr. Xue-Jun Li and Dr. Mathew Thoppil-Mathew who focus on fighting human motor neuron diseases and improving the integration of metal implants into the surrounding bone tissue, respectively. By combining stem cell biology, bioengineering, biomaterials, system biology, pharmacology and medicine, research in the RMDR lab aims to identify therapeutic agents, novel biomaterials and innovative approaches to improve clinical practice to provide better health care to patients with disabilities. Our long-term goals are to contribute to the community and to improve the quality of life of patients with disabilities.


The RMDR Lab holds bi-monthly lab meetings. Lab members will have great opportunities to present a project, ask questions and participate in discussion. Meetings will be held every other Thursday at 11 am. Everyone is welcomed!


RMDR Lab, E409
University of Illinois
College of Medicine Rockford
Department of Biomedical Sciences
1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: (815) 395-5865
Fax: (815) 395-5666