How does Ohio State benefit from interdisciplinary partnerships?

The Ohio State University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies (CRMCBT) includes academic participation from the Colleges of Medicine, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing.

The center is dedicated to developing comprehensive collaborations leading to cutting-edge advancements in education, research and clinical care. Our experts are engaged in projects across a wide spectrum of specialty areas and have established relationships with renowned institutions in the academic, business and government sectors around the globe. These committed partners are essential at every level in the ongoing process of discovery, translation, application, dissemination, and commercialization.

The breadth, scope, and excellence of our research programs make Ohio State a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally, and globally. New discoveries and innovations are everywhere and the enthusiasm of the Ohio State research community is palpable.


CAIRRS Mission and Vision

MISSION CAIRRS (Consortium for Advancements and Innovations in Restorative and Regenerative Strategies) works closely with our allied academic institutions, industry, state, DOD, and VA partners to drive solutions for the most pressing needs of today and tomorrow. It develops and conducts pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research projects designed to advance military, veteran, and civilian applications in restorative and regenerative medicine.


Pillar Primary Lead

Ian L. Valerio, MD, MS, MBA, FACS, CDR, MC, USNR

Division Chief of Burn, Wound & Trauma in Plastic Surgery
Associate Professor, Departments of Plastic & Reconstructive, Orthopedic, & General Surgery
Primary Lead, MISSION CAIRRS - Consortium of Advancements & Innovations in Restorative & Regenerative Strategies
The Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies (CRMCBT)
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

For more information about MISSION CAIRRS, please contact Brent Toto, MHA, Program Director, CRMCBT at or (614) 292-5621 or Dr. Ian Valerio at