Welcome to the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine

The Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine will have three overarching goals: 

  • To answer fundamental questions regarding the mechanisms of tissue and organ formation and disease
  • To discover strategies for tissue repair and regeneration based on a solid foundation of knowledge
  • To educate future generations of scientists and clinicians who will develop this new scientific knowledge and translate it into novel human therapies.

Regenerative Science Course

The Developmental Principles in Regenerative Science and Medicine course is offered from 10–11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in NA6.212. Please see flyer for the schedule of lecturers and topics. Hope to see you there!

Trainee Fellowship Competition

The Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center (MDCRC) at UT Southwestern announces its first Trainee Fellowship Award competition to support two mentored pilot/feasibility projects (up to $30,000) relevant to the study or treatment of muscular dystrophies. Both basic science and clinically-oriented proposals are encouraged. Review the requirements and submit your application.

In the News

  • Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D., CRSM faculty member and her team identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures, and restore brain function and memory following traumatic brain injury.
  • Drs. Eric Olson, Pradeep Mammen, Jay Schneider, and Rhonda Bassel-Duby, CRSM faculty members, were awarded NIH funds to establish a Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at UT Southwestern. The new Center will further research for new treatments of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 
  • Joshua Mendell, Ph.D., CRSM faculty member, discovered a new role for RNA in safeguarding chromosome number in human cells, with implications for cancer biology. 
  • Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D., a CRSM faculty member, has developed a cell model that may help in screening new drugs to treat Lou Gehrig's disease, according to findings of a study published in Cell Reports
  • Drs. Olson, Bassel-Duby, and Long, CRSM faculty members, published findings on a gene-editing technique used successfully to stop the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  • Drs. Hesham Sadek and Pradeep Mammen, CRSM faculty members, published new findings for stimulating heart regeneration. 
  • Dr. Chun-Li Zhang, a CRSM faculty member was acknowledged in The Scientist as doing reprogramming work considered to be "2014's Big Advances in Science"
  • Annie and Willie Nelson accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge from Dr. Olson. Check out the video of the event. You can see Dr. Olson offering the challenge on the UTSW Facebook page.
  • Drs. Olson and Bassel-Duby's research group used a new gene editing method to correct muscular dystrophy in mice.
  • Dr. Chun-Li Zhang's research group generates new neurons in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals. 
  • Read and share the news release announcing the creation of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine.
  • Michael Buszczak, Ph.D., a CRSM faculty member, discovered a cellular structure that explains fate of stem cells. His work is published in the journal Nature and highlighted in Center Times, UT Southwestern's campus newspaper.
  • Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., a CRSM faculty member identified cells that replenish heart muscle. His work is published in the journal Nature and highlighted in Center Times.

Mission Statement

We seek to improve human health by understanding the basis of organ formation and leveraging this knowledge to develop therapies for treating tissue injury, degenerative disorders, and age-related disease.

Cell with a heart graphic. Text: Developing the next generation of tools for regenerative medicine.