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

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

ISCRM Researchers Identify Gene With Dual Influence on Bone and Muscle Development

November 29, 2022 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research | Tagged: , , , , ,

Using zebrafish as a model, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Systems Biology Lab describe how wnt16 dually influences bone and muscle development and growth. Read More

WRF Fellowships for Two ISCRM Undergraduate Researchers

November 7, 2022 | Categories: Award, Core Faculty, Heart Regeneration | Tagged: , , ,

Undergraduate student researchers Dessirée Ortaç and Eesha Murali have received Washington Research Foundation Fellowships that will support their time in the lab through the end of the 2023 school year. 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

Cascadia Corridor Research Symposium Comes to Seattle

October 10, 2022 | Categories: Announcements, Core Faculty, Research | Tagged:

The symposium will take place November 3-4 on the UW Medicine South Lake Union campus and will feature keynote addresses from ISCRM Associate Director Jen Davis, PhD and David Granville, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Read More

NIH Grant Will Support Collaborative Hemophilia Study

October 7, 2022 | Categories: Award, Core Faculty | Tagged: ,

In a longitudinal study of mothers and babies, a research team led by ISCRM faculty member Jill Johnsen, MD will trace the roots of risk for immune complications caused by a treatment for severe Hemophilia A. Read More

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Developing a Neuromuscular Modeling System

October 6, 2022 | Categories: Award, Core Faculty | Tagged: , , , , ,

An NIH R03 grant and a UW Royalty Research Fund grant will allow ISCRM researchers and their partners to develop a modeling system that integrates neurons and skeletal muscle tissue. Read More