CRM Co-Director Elected to National Academy of Engineering

CRM Co-Director, Farsh Guilak PhD, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “contributions to regenerative medicine and mechanobiology and their application to the development of clinical therapies.” Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Congratulations, Farsh, on this richly-deserved honor.

FGFR Syndromes virtual symposium planned

A virtual symposium on FGFR syndromes is planned for March 17-18, 2022. Dave Ornitz, who is a member of the Born a Hero Medical Advisory Board, will be presenting.

Kroll lab research featured in NPR podcast and AP article (Links to an external site)

Research from the Kroll lab (Developmental Biology) was recently featured in an article from the Associated Press and The Takeaway podcast from NPR. This research, done in collaboration with Joe Dougherty’s lab, describes creating mouse models and iPSC lines carrying mutations for a patient’s mutations in MYT1L, to better understand autism. NPR podcast –

Millman and Morris awarded tenure

Congratulations to Jeff Millman, PhD (Endocrinology) and Sam Morris, PhD (Genetics and Developmental Biology) who were both promoted to associate professor with tenure!

Adipose tissue is a critical regulator of osteoarthritis (Links to an external site)

Kelsey H. Collins, Kristin L. Lenz, Eleanor N. Pollitt, Daniel Ferguson, Irina Hutson, Luke E. Springer, Arin K. Oestreich, Ruhang Tang, Yun-Rak Choi, *Gretchen A. Meyer, *Steven L. Teitelbaum, *Christine T. N. Pham, Charles A. Harris, and *Farshid Guilak. PNAS USA, 18 (1) e2021096118, 2021.

Aaron DiAntonio receives Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from NINDS

Aaron DiAntonio (Department of Developmental Biology) received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (R37) from the NINDS. Recipients must be nominated by NINDS staff and demonstrate significant, paradigm-shifting contributions to the NINDS mission. The award converts a standard R01 into a 7-year grant. Congratulations, Aaron!

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.

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!