Drs. Randall Moon and Jason Berndt in March 22 edition of Science

May 10, 2013 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , ,

Randall Moon, director of the UW’s Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) and professor of pharmacology, and Jason Berndt, acting instructor of pharmacology, wrote a review in the March 22 edition of Science about the promise of manipulating Wnt pathways for disease treatment. Read the full story at UW Medicine Online News. Read More

American Academy of Arts and Sciences selects Dr. Randall Moon as Fellow

April 29, 2013 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , , ,

University of Washington faculty members Susan Eggers and Randall Moon have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 4,000 fellows and 600 foreign honorary members of the academy include more than 250 Nobel Prize laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. Read the full story at UW Today. Read More

2011 LSDF/WBBA Open House Poster

ISCRM Researchers Receive $4 Million LSDF Grant for Diabetes Stem Cell Research

September 1, 2011 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

ISCRM researchers are to receive $4 million in funding from the Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) to launch a new program for cell-based diabetes therapy. The program will be led by UW investigators in partnership with collaborators across the state and the focus will be to develop human stem cells to restore insulin […] Read More

ISCRM's Deok-Ho Kim receives Perkins Coie Award for Discovery

June 24, 2011 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Deok-Ho Kim, UW assistant professor of bioengineering and a regenerative medicine researcher, has received the 2011 Perkins Coie Award for Discovery. Read the full story at UW Medicine Online News. Read More

High School Students Explore Stem Cell Research and Ethics at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

April 11, 2011 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

On April 9, 2011 the Youth Ethics Summit brought together students from across the Puget Sound region to learn about topics related to ethics, medicine, and biomedical research that are of special relevance to young people. Presented by NWABR and UW’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), this year’s summit focused on stem cells and featured tours, panels, and breakout […] Read More

Quellos HTS Core Director, Carla Grandori, honored by UW as an Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow

March 30, 2011 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged:

March 30, 2011 Eight UW professors have been honored as the University’s most entrepreneurial faculty researchers, under a new Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows Program initiated by Interim President Phyllis Wise. The honorees have achieved success in translating their research into products and therapies or started groundbreaking programs for translation or collaboration with industry. The inaugural fellows, […] Read More

ISCRM Researcher, Muneesh Tewari, awarded Presidential Early Career Award

December 3, 2010 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Muneesh Tewari, UW assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology, is among 85 people selected by President Obama to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation’s highest honor for scientists at the beginning of their independent research careers. Read the full story at UW Medicine Online […] Read More

Pictured with Dr. Laflamme are lab members (clockwise from the left front) Kara White

Laflamme Receives $20,000 Stem Cell Research Grant

July 1, 2009 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Perkins Coie announced that it has presented its $20,000 “Award for Discovery” to Michael A. Laflamme, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology in the University of Washington School of Medicine, to fund his research project “Development and Testing of a Stem Cell-Derived Biological Pacemaker.” The award is part of the firm’s five-year commitment to support […] Read More

Fate Therapeutics, a company started in Seattle with intellectual property from ISCRM, has announced its first clinical trials

May 15, 2009 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Fate Therapeutics, a La Jolla, CA-based biotech startup tapping advances in stem cell biology to develop new drugs, says it has gained exclusive rights to technology involving blood-forming stem cells from Children’s Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital. The hospitals jointly own the technology. Leonard Zon, director of the stem cell program at Children’s and […] Read More

Dr. Randall Moon

Private funds keep stem cell research viable in Seattle

September 28, 2007 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Imagine injecting a heart attack victim with cells that can immediately rebuild the damaged heart, regenerating a damaged spinal cord to restore movement to a paralytic or curing a disorder such as Parkinson’s by transplanting cells to grow new brain tissue. Such is the promise of stem cells, one of medicine’s hottest areas of research. Read the […] Read More