Using cell therapy, Dr. Luis Garza, Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and his lab are conducting clinical trials to help wounded veterans and the 2 million amputees living in the United States. Prosthetics help individuals with limb loss but are limited in use because of pain, discomfort, and skin breakdown from damaged tissue because the skin at the stump site is not meant to bear weight. Dr. Garza’s research helps those with limb loss resume their daily activities and/or improve their quality of life. His mission is to give back to the people who have risked their lives for their country and the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) has made that possible by funding his research. Scientific breakthroughs in regenerative medicine are the result of taking risks and giving time and investment to promising research. Dr. Garza shares, “we could not have done our work without the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund.” According to him, the research would have died if it were not for the very generous support of the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund that allowed the Nation’s best scientists to come together with careful oversight, advice, and input that created the ecosystem where a promising cell therapy can thrive.