Dr. Ian Rogers
Rogers focuses on developing the regenerative capacity of umbilical
cord and adult stem cells for clinical use, and so making them a part
of future standard of care. The applications of his research have the
potential to improve our understanding, diagnosis and treatment of some
of the most common diseases of our time, including diabetes and
Dr. Rogers was involved with the
establishment of Canada's first, and largest, cord blood bank,
first located at Mount Sinai Hospital and now managed by Insception
Biosciences. Umbilical cord stem cells form the basis of several of his
research programs. In one program, which is nearing the clinical trial
stage, he is attempting to double or even triple the number of stem
cells generated from one umbilical cord donation.
Since 2003, Dr. Rogers has been an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Toronto. Dr. Rogers is also a founding
scientist of Insception Biosciences, where he is a consultant and a
member of its board of directors.
Dr. Rogers is also a member of the International Society for Stem Cell
Research (ISSCR) and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the
Coalition for Regenerative Stem Cell Medicine (www.CRSCM.org) and
the Parents Guide to Cord Blood (www.parentsguidecordblood.org).