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

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

Another Job for Mighty Mitochondria: Regulating Stem Cell Division

December 8, 2022 | Categories: Uncategorized

Research from the Ruohola-Baker Lab shows that mitochondria determine whether a stem cell can reproduce or not, a finding that sheds new light on the factors that influence cell cycles. Read More

Special Issue in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology Edited by David Mack, Mark Bothwell, and Alec Smith

October 14, 2022 | Categories: Uncategorized

David Mack, Mark Bothwell, and Alec Smith are the editors of a special issue of Frontiers in Cell & Developmental Biology that explores different models for investigating neuromuscular disease and weighing the pros and cons of stem cell-based models versus cell lines and animal models. Read More

Modeling a Muscle Disease in 3D

August 17, 2022 | Categories: Award, Core Faculty, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged: , ,

A team of investigators led by ISCRM faculty members David Mack, PhD and Nate Sniadecki, PhD have shown that is possible to recreate DMD with much more complexity in a 3D model of engineered heart tissue. Read More

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Meet the 2022-2023 ISCRM Fellows

August 1, 2022 | Categories: Award, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged: , ,

State-funded ISCRM Fellowships enable students at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral level to advance research efforts aimed at addressing the root causes of diseases. Read More