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

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

ISCRM Faculty Shine a New Light on Scarring

October 12, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Collaboration is the engine of scientific progress at UW Medicine and at the Institute of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), where 130 researchers are developing stem cell-based approaches to treat diseases affecting nearly every organ and system in the human body.   Read More

Researchers program biomaterials with ‘logic gates’ that release therapeutics in response to environmental triggers

January 16, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Drug treatments can save lives, but sometimes they also carry unintended costs. After all, the same therapeutics that target pathogens and tumors can also harm healthy cells. To reduce this collateral damage, scientists have long sought specificity in drug delivery systems: A package that can encase a therapeutic and will not disgorge its toxic cargo until it reaches the site of treatment — be it a tumor, a diseased organ or a site of infection. Read More

Network of synthetic blood microvessels built

October 4, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Researchers are reporting significant progress in generating a 3-dimensional network of blood vessels that can be grown and manipulated in a laboratory.  Building vascular support for stem-cell repaired tissues or replacement organs will be vital to such regenerative therapies. Read More

Drs. Cole DeForest and Norm Beauchamp

ISCRM faculty to receive UW Awards of Excellence

May 24, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , ,

ISCRM is pleased to share that Dr. Cole DeForest will receive a Distinguished Teaching Award and Dr. Norm Beauchamp will receive the David B. Thorud Leadership Award at the 46th Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony. The event will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 3:30pm in Meany Theater. The Awards of Excellence honor members of the […] Read More