Arnold Caplan, PhD


Dr. Arnold Caplan PhD is the scientist who first discovered mesenchyme stem cells, and he is known as the father of mesenchymal stem cells. Dr. Caplan is a Professor of Biology at Case Western Reserve University, and he is also the Director of the Skeletal Research Center there. He attended the Illinois Institute of Technology to receive his bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and he received his PhD from John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Caplan began his work at Case Western Reserve in 1969 as an Assistant Professor of Biology, and he became a professor in 1981.

Dr. Caplan’s work in stem cell therapies began in the early 1980s, and by the end of the decade, he and his colleagues had perfected the technology needed to isolate these stem cells and grow their cultures in a laboratory setting. Then, in the 1990s, Dr. Caplan was able to begin to use mesenchyme stem cell therapy in practice.
The debut conference and expo will present leading scientists, clinicians and regulators to share up to date insights into the safe, effective practice of regenerative medicine today and a glimpse into its future.


2020 Event Countdown

November 6-7, 2020

Tempe, AZ