Study From Moltke Lab Describes How Immune Sentinel Tuft Cells Differentiate From Epithelial Stem Cells

May 12, 2023 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research | Tagged: ,

New research from the Moltke Lab at UW Medicine describes how our body generates an enigmatic cell type, known as tuft cells, that detects parasitic worms and helps to mobilize an immune response. Read More

SpyLigation Uses Light to Switch on Proteins

April 17, 2023 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research | Tagged: , , ,

Light-activation technology developed by the Cole DeForest Research Group has potential applications in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and understanding how the body works. Read More

Breaking Boundaries in Skin Research With Biosensors and Optogenetics

April 14, 2023 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , ,

Cory Simpson, MD, PhD and Andre Berndt, PhD detail how advances in biosensor and optogenetic technology are opening up new possibilities in dermatology research. Read More

Gene-Edits Safely Reduce Irregular Heartbeats in Cell Therapy for Heart Disease

April 6, 2023 | Categories: Core Faculty, Heart Regeneration, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged: ,

Researchers in the Murry Lab have demonstrated that a quadruple gene editing approach safely suppresses irregular heartbeats in stem cell therapy for injured hearts. Read More

NIH Grant Advances Alzheimer’s Research – And Launches a Career

March 28, 2023 | Categories: Award, Core Faculty, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , ,

Tiara Schwarze-Taufiq, an ISCRM undergraduate fellow in 2021, is now a Research Scientist in the Young Lab thanks to an NIH R21 grant made possible in part by her own research. Read More

ISCRM Researchers Recover Cells from Hydrogels with Minimal Disturbance

March 1, 2023 | Categories: Uncategorized

Research from the DeForest and Davis Labs describes a new method for cell extraction using engineered versions of an enzyme called sortase that have evolved to recognize and break specific peptide sequences. Read More

Science Nights at the Collective

February 21, 2023 | Categories: Uncategorized

Join ISCRM at the Collective in South Lake Union on the evening of May 4 for Cells in Jello: The Wonder of Biomaterials, a free public science talk. Read More

Meet Jenny Robinson

January 23, 2023 | Categories: Core Faculty

New ISCRM faculty member Jenny Robinson, PhD has built a career researching how differences in sex hormones influence soft tissue regeneration, a question that first occurred to her on the soccer field. Read More

Research from Freedman Lab Reveals Surprising Finding About Common Cause of Kidney Disease

January 5, 2023 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research | Tagged: , ,

A paper from the Freedman Lab, published this week in Nature Communications, reveals a surprising finding about the way cysts form in PKD organoids, a discovery that could have clinical implications. Read More

Ganglion cells created in mice in bid to fix diseased eyes

December 13, 2022 | Categories: Uncategorized

A UW Medicine team led by Tom Reh, PhD had previously shown that neurons could be coaxed from glial cells in the retinal tissue of mice. Now they’ve refined the process to produce specific cells. Read More