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Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert PhD

Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Education, School of Medicine

Email: sakiyama@uw.edu | Phone: 206.543.8320

Our lab works on developing novel approaches to treat peripheral nerve and spinal cord injury.  We use stem cell derived neurons and glia for transplantation following injury to replace cells that are lost as well as model systems to test potential drugs to promote regeneration.  Our ultimate goal is to provide patients with new therapies that will improve functional outcomes after injury.