Opportunities for Rapid Advancement of Limb Regeneration: From Animal Models to Humans

February 17-18, 2021


Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch (DBSVB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), and National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD


Webinar; video links provided in More Information section


The NICHD Strategic Plan 2020 provides an overarching framework for the future of NICHD research and establishes aspirational goals to fulfill the institute’s objectives. One such goal is to: Advance the ability to regenerate human limbs by using emerging technologies to activate the body’s own growth pathways and processes

This workshop will inform NICHD’s eventual strategy for addressing this aspirational goal. The agenda for this interactive 2-day event was guided by responses to the Request for Information: Seeking Rapid Advancement of Research on Limb Regeneration (NOT-HD-20-004), issued in 2020. The event will include:

  • Two keynote addresses
  • Four sessions covering the basic science perspective of limb regeneration and the clinical scientific perspective of limb loss and regeneration
  • Opportunities for questions and answers and community feedback
  • Multiple panel discussions to:
    • Promote crosstalk between basic scientists and clinicians
    • Inform future directions
    • Create collaborative opportunities toward the common goal of advancing limb regeneration from animal models to humans

More Information


Dr. Mahua Mukhopadhyay, DBSVB, DER, NICHD
Phone: 301-435-6886
Email: mukhopam@mail.nih.gov

Dr. Joe Bonner, NCMRR, NICHD
Phone: 301-827-8303
Email: joe.bonner@mail.nih.gov

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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