Human Cell Atlas

Toronto investigators part of international team receiving $4-million (U.S.) award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The project, part of the Human Cell Atlas, seeks to build a more complete map of the human liver and is a “direct extension” of the work the Toronto team has already done with support from Medicine by Design

How the first “map” of the human liver came together through a collaboration sown by Medicine by Design

Believed to be the first time a human organ has been charted at the single-cell level, the research illuminates the basic biology of the liver in ways that could eventually increase the success of transplant surgery and enable viable regenerative medicine treatments for liver disease.