Dr. Stice is a Georgia Research Alliance Scholar in Reproductive Physiology. If you are interested in joining our lab, please feel free to contact sstice@uga.edu. Download CV

Human stem cells have great potential for finding restoring damaged tissues throughout the body and speeding the drug discovery process. We are developing a combined approach of both the cells needed to restore the damaged area and using these cells in a Petri dish to discover new compounds to treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Through collaborations with others, including scientists at Georgia Tech and Emory, we are developing therapies and drug discovery tools.

Animal stem cells and cloning benefits are far reaching, from treating race horse bone and cartilage damage to pig stem cells to treat diabetes in humans. Our platform technology will launch genetic progress in agricultural, veterinary and biomedical industries. It will enable farmers to have access to the best genetics faster than is currently possible with traditional animal breeding. Cloning facilitates safe and low cost production of life saving drugs in the milk of dairy cattle. We can also produce animals resistant to diseases like mad cow disease.

Stice Team

What's Hot in the Stice Lab:
New neural stem cells technology developed in my lab was transferred to a commercial entity, Aruna biomedical. This is the first commercialized product derived from human embryonic stem cell using federally approved stem cell lines.

  • We have produced neurons that have neural functions
  • We are working with the Navy to use our neural cells as biosensors for environmental toxins 
  • We have vascular stem cells that have characteristics that may make them suitable for  transplantation
  • We collaborate with a new company call Aruna BioMedical  that will stem cells for neural research and drug discovery
  • Developed a method to test new compounds for Alzheimer’s disease using our neural stem cell
  • We are one of five NIH stem cell training centers and have taught Scientists from Georgia to Bombay India new stem cell techniques
  • In Georgia, we produced over 50 cloned calves and 100 cloned pigs.
  • We were also the first to produce a clone from an animal that had been dead for 48 hours. This opens new opportunities in agriculture and preserving endangered species. 

Tracey SticeTracey Stice, pictured second from left, accepts the D.W. Brooks Award for Steve Stice.

UGA Faculty and Staff Honoured with 2013 D.W. Brooks Awards

Discover Magazine
World's First Three-Parent Monkeys Created

UGA Foundation Annual Report
Stice Research Profiled

Athens Banner-Herald
UGA stem cell discovery could help bones mend faster

UGA Graduate School Magazine
Fracture Putty

Georgia Public Broadcasting
Commercializing Stem Cell Discoveries

Press Release
UGA scientists develop better detection tools for environmental toxins

Georgia Trend Magazine
Dr. Steve Stice is named under Most Influential Georgians: Notables


UGA Office of Public Affairs - Columns
Dr. Franklin West in the UGA Faculty/Staff Newspaper

UGA Honors Program
Michael Burel wins 2011 Goldwater scholarship

UGA Office of Public Affairs
Muktha Natrajan received a 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Dr. Franklin West - chosen as one of "GA's Best and Brightest 40 under 40" in the October issue.

Ruling may stymie UGA Stem Cell Research
A district court's decision banning federally funded embryonic stem cell research could put the brakes on some projects at the University of Georgia, researchers at the University fear.

Fracture Putty at UGA
A DoD (DARPA) grant to Dr. Stice, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and
Dr. Peroni, College of Veterinary Science

New pig stem-cell research could help diabetics
Researchers Dr. Stice and Dr. West announced a breakthrough discovery - May 4, 2010.  

Research At UGA Could Lead To Advancements In Animal and Human Health
Video from the Press Conference

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

HEST Workshop, Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2009 at the University of Georgia. [more info and pictures]
GA/SC Regional Neuroscience meeting, April 25, 2009 in Athens, GA
The Spinal Cord Workshop was held April 4, 2009 at the University of Georgia [more info]