The Skeletal Regenerative Medicine Team (SRMT) was formed in 2006 because of a funding opportunity the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) put forward – the Emerging Team Grant: Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine. In order to strengthen Canadian health research, the CIHR was willing to support and provide training opportunities to research teams conducting high-quality research. The SRMT Grant, “Stem Cells as Promoters of Skeletal Repair” will be funded by CIHR for a total of five years (2006-2011).
The SRMT is based out of the University of Calgary and operates under the scientific leadership of Drs. Derrick Rancourt and John Matyas. Currently, the SRMT is comprised of 13 investigators and over 50 trainees. Our collaborative medical research team includes trainees and investigators from the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and University of Michigan working in the areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Chemical, Materials, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering, Radiology, Surgery, Oncology, Medical and Molecular Genetics, and Veterinary Medicine.