Mahliyah (Maple) Adkins-Threats, a DRSCB graduate student in Jason Mills’ lab, was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congrats Maple!
Indira Mysorekar, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the WUSTL Graduate Student Senate. Congrats Indira!
On March 12, the Center of Regenerative Medicine hosted the 4th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium. We kicked things off with a poster session, followed by talks from our current Phil and Sima Needleman Fellows in Regenerative Medicine. The program concluded with a keynote lecture from Arturo Alvarez-Buylla (UCSF) on neurogenesis in adult mammals. Fellows, their […]
Thor Theunissen, CRM member and Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, was interviewed in the March 7th issue of Cell Stem Cell as part of their “Advice for the next generation” series. Thor talks about preparing for interviews, starting his lab, and time management.
Join us for the 4th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium, featuring posters, Needleman Graduate Fellow talks, and a keynote lecture from Arturo Alvarez Buylla.
Ting Wang (Professor of Genetics) has been named the Sanford C. and Karen P. Loewentheil Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He and his team apply the tools of computer science to answer biological questions, conducting research that could help unravel the complex genetics of many diseases.
Research from Dr. Jianjun Guan (MEMS) was featured in the Feb 25 issue of The Record. Dr. Guan and his team are developing novel biomaterials to directly deliver therapies to the infarcted heart.
Samantha Morris, Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Developmental Biology, was awarded a 2019 Innovator Award from the Academy of Science in St. Louis. The Innovator Award recognizes a scientist or engineer – age 40 or under – who has demonstrated exceptional potential for future accomplishments in science, engineering or technology. Congratulations to Dr. Morris!
Dr. John DiPersio (Department of Medicine, Chief, Division of Oncology) will lead the first US Phase I/II clinical trial for ApoGraf, a stem cell selection technology developed by Cellect Biotechnology. ApoGraf is designed to prevent acute Graft vs. Host Disease following bone marrow transplant.
Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, the Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology and member of the Center of Regenerative Medicine, has been awarded the 2019 King Faisal International Prize in Medicine for his foundational research towards understanding how bones are built and broken down. Congratulations Dr. Teitelbaum!
Regis O’Keefe MD, PhD (Professor and Head of Orthopedic Surgery) was honored with the Alfred R. Shands, Jr, MD Award at the 2019 meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society. This award is presented to a United States or Canadian citizen who has made significant contributions to orthopaedics. This award recognizes the devotion of a significant […]
The 4th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium will take place on March 12, 2019, 1-5pm in EPNEC. We’ll start things off with a poster session, followed by Needleman Graduate Fellow presentations, and end with a keynote from Arturo Alavarez-Buylla.
David Ornitz, Alumni Endowed Professor of Developmental Biology, was named a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists, an honor designed to recognize distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences.
On January 9th, the Center of Regenerative Medicine celebrated the successes of some of our faculty members. Promotion to associate professor with tenure (Grant Challen, Medicine; Spencer Lake, Mechanical Engineering; Andrew Yoo, Developmental Biology), promotion to full professor (Indira Mysorekar, Ob/Gyn), fellowship in the AAAS (Lila Solnica-Krezel, Developmental Biology and Deborah Rubin, Medicine), and installation […]
Researchers in the Millman Lab have improved upon their previous protocol to generate pancreatic beta cells from human stem cells that more closely resemble authentic beta cells. Ultimately, scientists, like Millman, hope to use these cells as a cellular transplant to cure diabetes. Velazco-Cruz L, Song J, Maxwell KG, Goedegebuure MM, Augsornworawat P, Hogrebe NJ, […]
Aaron DiAntonio and Jeff Milbrant recently demonstrated the power of blocking the SARM1 pathway for preventing nerve degeneration. Building on previous work, they used adeno-associated virus to deliver a dominant-negative form of the SARM1 protein to mice. When axons in these mice were injured, they were resistant to degeneration. These studies have implications for many […]
In a paper recently published in the inaugural issue of Nature Metabolism, Shin Imai’s lab reported on the identity of the NMN transporter, a key molecule with implications for aging.
Research from Sam Morris’s lab, which was recently published in Nature, was featured in The Source. This study combined single cell RNA-sequencing with lineage tracing, to allow for unprecedented resolution into how cell fates are determined. Congrats to the entire Morris Lab!
Make your 2019 resolution to participate in a CRM-sponsored research forum. Topics and formats to fit a wide variety of interests. Contact organizing faculty members directly to be added to their email lists.
Lu Yang (PhD student), Sung-Ho Huh (former postdoc), and David Ornitz (PI) are among the winners of the 2018 FASEB BioArt competition for their stunning image of the olfactory epithelium within the mouse nasal cavity. The Ornitz Lab also won in 2017 for their X-ray microscopy study showing blood flow in the lungs. Congrats!
Celeste Karch PhD (Psychiatry) was awarded a collaborative grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study the role of TREM2 in Alzheimer’s Disease. This collaborative grant is part of the larger Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, and also features WUSTL faculty members Carlos Cruchaga, Gregory Day, and Oscar Harari.
CRM member, Dr. Deborah Rubin (Medicine, Gastroenterology), and co-director, Lila Solnica-Krezel (Developmental Biology), were among 11 WUSTL faculty elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Congrats Lila and Debbie!
Farsh Guilak PhD (Orthopedic Surgery and CRM co-director) and David Curiel MD, PhD (Radiation Oncology) are among the world’s most highly-cited researchers, based on h-values as reported on their Google Scholar pages. Congrats!
Congratulations to Lara Pferdehirt (Guilak Lab), Ali Ross (Guilak Lab), Yiran Hou (Wang Lab), and Ashraf Kabir (Choi Lab) on being named Philip and Sima Needleman Graduate Fellows in Regenerative Medicine! These awards are made possible though the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Needleman. Megan Radyk (Mills Lab) and Bisi Fashemi (Mysorekar Lab) had […]
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 CRM Regenerative Medicine Seed Grant Program. Applications are due November 9, 2018 and questions can be directed to Angela Bowman
A StemCellPodcast episode featuring the research of Dr. Farsh Guilak is the 4th most popular episode out of 126 episodes! Congrats to Dr. Guilak and his team.
Mat Victor, a former PhD student with Andrew Yoo, was awarded a prestigious 2018 Hanna Gray Fellowship from HHMI. This fellowship provides support and mentoring during his postdoc and further support as he transitions to an independent faculty position. Read more about Mat’s research’s and his fond memories of WashU. Congrats Mat!
Research from the Mills Lab on paligenosis–a term coined in the lab to describe when cells dedifferentiate to a more fetal-like regenerative state–was featured in a recent issue of Quanta Magazine. Dr. Jason Mills is a co-organizer of a Keystone Meeting on the same topic.
Center of Regenerative Medicine faculty member, Dr. Jeffrey Millman, was awarded a US patent for methods to derive pancreatic B-cells from pluripotent stem cells. Millman, who is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, was involved in this work while a postdoc with Douglas Melton at Harvard University, and it continues to be the […]
Research from CRM co-director Farsh Guilak’s lab was featured in an article in St. Louis Magazine about their strategies to use regenerative medicine to fight arthritis.
Spencer Lake, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, has been awarded the Y.C. Fung Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the highest award for young investigators in bioengineering. Lake was chosen for his pioneering work in musculoskeletal biomechanics and mechanobiology. He received the award, which recognizes an individual […]
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Benjamin Humphreys MD, PhD (Chief, Renal Division, Department of Medicine) was installed as the Joseph P. Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine. Congratulations Ben!
Samantha Morris (Assistant Professor, Genetics & Developmental Biology) was named one of five 2017 Vallee Foundation Scholars.