Major NIH Grant Funds a Closer Look at Understudied Sensory Hair Cells Crucial for Balance

April 15, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Award | Tagged:

Deep in the inner ear, at the base of the semicircular canals, sit tiny vestibular organs called crista ampullaris – or crista, for short. Aided by millions of sensory hair cells, crista help us maintain our gaze as we move through space, not unlike a stabilizer function in a modern camera. Without a healthy population of these hair cells, the brain struggles to remain oriented and to track its position relative to the surrounding world that our eyes and ears perceive. Read More

IEEE NANOMED New Innovator Award for Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

January 25, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Award, Core Faculty | Tagged: , , ,

January 25, 2019 Dr. Deok-Ho Kim, Associate Professor in Bioengineering and a Faculty Member of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), has been awarded the inaugural 2018 IEEE NANOMED New Innovator Award.  Intended for current IEEE members within 10 years of completing their highest degree, the award recognizes significant contributions to the […] Read More

Enhancing the Development of Heart Cells Using Materials Derived From Silk

December 17, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Core Faculty, Heart Regeneration, Research

In an exciting breakthrough that may have implications for stem cell-based treatment of heart disease, the lab of Dr. Deok-Ho Kim at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) has successfully used silk-based materials to enhance the development of stem-cell derived cardiomyocytes. In a recent study detailed in the Journal of Materials Chemistry, […] Read More

Potential Seen for Tailoring Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment

December 3, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Research | Tagged: , ,

Drug response screening of leukemia stem cells offers clues to relapse and suggests ways to improve patient-specific therapies Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Research on the drug responses of leukemia stem cells may reveal why some […] Read More

Two UW Cardiologists Honored at Northwestern University

October 25, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Award

Two University of Washington Cardiologists received honors at Northwestern University’s 14th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator Forum. Read More

National Eye Institute (NEI) Awards Grant to Research Team Including Dr. Thomas Reh

October 16, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

A multidisciplinary team including ISCRM faculty member Tom Reh has been awarded a grant from the The National Eye Institute (NEI) as part of the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine, a five-year, $30 million program that seeks to catalyze new treatments for blinding conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and other degenerative eye diseases. Read More

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Major NIH-CASIS Grant for Team Led by Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

October 9, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

An interdisciplinary team led by ISCRM Faculty Member Deok-Ho Kim has been awarded a new NIH-CASIS Tissue Chips in Space UG3/UH3 grant to support research that aims to improve our understanding of how extended periods in microgravity affect the functional capacity of human myocardial tissue and that could have significant impact on the development of deep space missions in the near future. The work funded by the grant will involve two separate missions to the International Space Station. Read More

Blood researcher receives NIH New Innovator Award

October 3, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

The National Institutes of Health today announced that stem cell biologist Sergei Doulatov, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hematology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine will receive an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. The award is part of the NIH’s High Risk, High Reward Research Program which allocates funding to support unusually inventive research by scientists in the early stages of their careers. Read More

Lewis County students see biomedical research firsthand

August 12, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

More than 40 researchers and volunteers representing 19 labs from UW Medicine gave Lewis County high school students a glimpse last week into the world of biomedical research. The scientists and their colleagues conducted interactive sessions at W.F. West High School in Chehalis, Wash. Afterward, the students visited UW Medicine labs in Seattle.  Read More

ISCRM Awards State Funding for Fellows and Pilot Programs

July 2, 2018 | Categories: Announcements

Congratulations to the 2018 ISCRM Undergraduate Summer Fellows Awardees The ISCRM Undergraduate Summer Fellows program, supported by resources from the State of Washington, are competitive fellowships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by UW ISCRM faculty. We hope that with […] Read More