We are thrilled to announce that we are looking for outstanding candidates for our Rita Levi-Montalcini Postdoctoral Fellows in Regenerative Medicine 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 August 30.
CRM Co-Director Lila Solnica-Krezel was recently named President-Elect of the International Zebrafish Society. Congrats, Lila!
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!
On June 1 the CRM welcomed its first Rita Levi-Montalcini Postdoctoral Fellow, Matthew Ishahak. Matthew completed his PhD at the University of Miami, and is joining the lab of CRM member Jeffrey Millman, where he will use his expertise in microfluidics to study stem cell-derived beta cell therapies for diabetes. Welcome, Matthew!
Three graduate students in CRM labs have been awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: Christy Hoffman (Morris Lab), Sophia DeGeorgia (Kaufman Lab), and Daniel Veronese Paniagua (Millman Lab). Laura Fischer (Theunissen Lab) received an honorable mention. Congratulations to all.
Jessica Wagenseil (Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) will receive the Renato Iozzo Award for Outstanding Research in Matrix Biology from the American Society of Matrix Biology at its biennial meeting in November. Congrats, Jessica.
Matthew Wood (Assistant Professor of Surgery) received his first R01 from NINDS, titled "T cell roles in regeneration across nerve graft alternatives." Congrats, Matt!
Bob Mecham (Alumni Endowed Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology) was named the 2020 Distinguished Investigator by the International Society for Matrix Biology. Congrats Bob!
With the health and safety of the entire community in mind, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Musculoskeletal Biology and Regenerative Medicine meeting (scheduled for May 28-29, 2020) until May 2021. Once we have confirmed a new date, additional emails will be sent out. Stay safe and healthy.
The CRM and the Theunissen Lab welcome Rowan Karvas PhD as a new CRM Fellow in Regenerative Medicine. Rowan received her PhD from the University of Missouri and will work on engineering 3D microenvironments to model early human development. Welcome, Rowan!
Samantha Morris PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Developmental Biology, was awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship in Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology. Congrats, Sam!
Samantha Morris (Developmental Biology and Genetics) was named a WUSM Distinguished Junior Investigator, for outstanding contributions to science. An award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) auditorium.