CRM/DB Postdoc Appreciation Lunch

Join us at Shaffer Courtyard at noon on September 19. RSVP to Mayssa Mokalled by August 30 to join.

Guilak lab postdoc receives K99/R00 from NIAMS

Chia-Lung Wu, a postdoc in Farsh Guilak’s lab, was awarded a highly-competitive K99/R00 from NIAMS to understand the epigenetic regulation of chondrogenesis during development and directed differentiation.

Gretchen Meyer receives first R01 from NIAMS

Gretchen Meyer, Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy, received her first R01 from NIAMS, entitled, Promoting Muscle Regeneration Through Adipose Signaling.

Save the date! (Links to an external site)

The Center of Regenerative Medicine and the Musculoskeletal Research Center are teaming up for a second Musculoskeletal Biology & Regeneration Meeting, May 28-29, 2020. Keynotes by Vicki Rosen (Harvard) and Sean Morrison (UT Southwestern), abstract talks, and poster sessions!

Lavine receives PECASE award (Links to an external site)

Kory Lavine MD, PhD (Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology) has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the US government for early career researchers. Congrats, Kory!

Paper from Humphreys & Morris labs featured in ‘The Best of Cell Stem Cell 2018’ (Links to an external site)

The recent collaborative paper from the Humphreys and Morris labs, titled ‘Comparative Analysis and Refinement of Human PSC-Derived Kidney Organoid Differentiation with Single-Cell Transcriptomics’ was featured in ‘The Best of Cell Stem Cell 2018.’ The most-highly accessed papers of 2018 were included in this special issue.  Congrats to everyone on the team!

New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Announced (Links to an external site)

We are thrilled to announce that we are looking for outstanding candidates for our newly-created Rita Levi-Montalcini Postdoctoral Fellows program. These 2-year fellowships come with salary, travel funds, and research funds. Full details can be found by going to About > Rita Levi-Montalcini Postdoctoral Fellowship. Review of applications will begin July 15.

Bioinformatics Position Open

The Center of Regenerative Medicine has an immediate opening for a bioinformatician to join our team. Collaborate with numerous CRM labs on exciting projects. We’d love to find someone with single cell and/or epigenomics experience and a MS or PhD. Go to and search for Job ID 43692 to apply.

4th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium

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 […]

4th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium

Join us for the 4th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium, featuring posters, Needleman Graduate Fellow talks, and a keynote lecture from Arturo Alvarez Buylla.

Samantha Morris wins 2019 Innovator Award (Links to an external site)

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!

Teitelbaum awarded King Faisal International Prize in Medicine (Links to an external site)

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 wins Shands Award from ORS

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 […]

Save the date for the 4th regenerative medicine symposium

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.

CRM celebrates faculty accomplishments

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 […]

New protocol leads to better stem cell-derived pancreatic B-cells (Links to an external site)

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, […]

Gene therapy study has implications for nerve degeneration (Links to an external site)

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 […]

Join a CRM-Sponsored Research Forum in 2019!

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.

Ornitz Lab wins FASEB BioArt Competition (Again!) (Links to an external site)

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!

Rubin and Solnica-Krezel elected to AAAS (Links to an external site)

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!

Needleman Fellows in Regenerative Medicine Awarded to 4 Students

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 […]

Seed Grant RFA (Links to an external site)

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

Mat Victor awarded HHMI Hanna Gray Fellowship (Links to an external site)

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!

Jeffrey Millman awarded US patent for stem-cell derived B-cells (Links to an external site)

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 […]

Spencer Lake awarded the Y.C. Fung Early Career Award from ASME (Links to an external site)

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 […]