DeForest Lab Pioneers 4D Biomimicry Systems With Ingenuity, Collaboration, and an NIH Grant

October 1, 2020 | Categories: Award, Core Faculty, Uncategorized | Tagged: , ,

In reality show terms, Cole DeForest and his team manufacture tiny bio-worlds staged to mimic living systems, force an eclectic cast of cells to cohabitate, apply light, heat, and chemicals to stir up drama, then record it all with sophisticated monitoring equipment. What they see on the tiniest scales, could have major implications for medicine. Read More

Meet the FY21 ISCRM Fellows

July 8, 2020 | Categories: Award

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Improving Islet Transplantation to Treat Type 1 Diabetes

June 22, 2020 | Categories: Award | Tagged: , , , , , ,

A major grant from the NIH will allow three ISCRM investigators to use their combined expertise in islet and stem cell biology, vascular biology and cellular immunology, and biomaterials to significantly improve the wellbeing of people with type 1 diabetes. Read More

With NIH Funding, Freedman Lab to Use Kidney Organoids to Predict Adverse Effects of Genome Editing

October 1, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Award, Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Nearly 40 million Americans are impacted by chronic kidney disease, a family of progressive conditions associated with widespread health complications, including higher risk for heart disease. Read More

ISCRM Researchers to Play Pivotal Roles on NIH-Funded Collaboration with Stanford

July 10, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Award, Core Faculty | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Over the last decade, human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have become powerful tools of discovery for scientists around the world. Read More

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

Tietze Young Scientist Awards for Two ISCRM Faculty Members

January 31, 2019 | Categories: Award, Research

Two ISCRM faculty members, Dr. Smita Yadav, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Dr. Ronald Kwon, Associate Professor, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, have received prestigious awards from the John H. Tietze Foundation Trust that will help fuel promising research underway in their labs. Using Stem Cells to Study the Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder […] Read More