Derrick Rancourt, PhD


Stem cells and tissue engineering

Contact information


Office: 403.220.2888

Web presence

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Research interests

The Rancourt lab research program revolves around the derivation, expansion, differentiation and genetic manipulation of mouse and human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), including embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Recently, we have discovered that fluid shear stress in SSBs induces pluripotency and significantly increases the efficiency of generating iPS cells.