CRSM News and Announcements
- On September 21 the awardees of the 2016-2017 CRSM Fellowships were announced. The awardees are Cemre Celen (PI: Hao Zhu)-Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern; Berfin Azizoglu (PI: Ondine Cleaver)-Department: Molecular Biology; Alicia Fessler (PI: Tom Carroll)-Department of Internal Medicine – Nephrology; Yu “Bob” Zhang (PI: Eric Olson/ Rhonda Bassel-Duby)-Department: Molecular Biology; Ayse Ercan, Ph.D. (PI: Elena Vinogradov)-Department of Radiology.
- On Wednesday, September 21, the 2016 – 2017 Seminars in Regenerative Medicine series was kicked-off with an outstanding lecture titled: "Cellular Reprogramming Approaches for Cardiovascular Disease” by Deepak Srivastava, M.D., Professor and Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease. View photo.
- Deepak Srivastava, M.D., Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease will be the featured speaker at noon on Wednesday, September 21, at the Seminars in Regenerative Medicine hosted by the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine and the Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern. The lecture titled: "Cellular Reprogramming Approaches for Cardiovascular Disease” will be presented in McDermott Plaza D1.502.
- Helmut Krämer, Ph.D., has joined the CRSM faculty. Dr. Krämer is Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology.
- The awardees of the The Hamon Center for Regenerative Science & Medicine third Trainee Fellowship Competition will be announced at the Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series at noon on September 21, 2016, in D1.502.
- The Hamon Center for Regenerative Science & Medicine is proud to announce the 2016-2017 Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series starting September 21, 2016, at noon in room D1.502. Dr. Deepak Srivastava, Director of Gladstone Institute Cardiovascular Disease, is the first speaker.
In the News
- Normal, healthy heart muscle is well-supplied with oxygen-rich blood. But Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine researchers have been able to regenerate heart muscle by placing mice in an extremely low-oxygen environment.
- Researchers at the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine have identified a pathway essential to heart formation and, in the process, unveiled a mechanism that may explain how some previously puzzling segments of the genome work.
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy families and researchers participated in the UT Southwestern Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center first Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Symposium. Over 120 participants attended and heard research presentations from seven research scientists. Eric Olson, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern, was the keynote speaker and Jerry Mendell, M.D., Professor of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ohio State University, was the featured guest speaker. A video of the symposium will be available soon online.
- Dr. Hao Zhu, a CRSM faculty member reported in Cell Stem Cell that inactivating a certain protein-coding gene (Arid1a) promotes liver tissue regeneration in mammals.
- Dr. Hao Zhu, a CRSM faculty member is one of 10 researchers in the nation to receive a Stand Up To Cancer grant to further his studies of a gene whose absence protects mice against liver cancer and promotes liver tissue regeneration in mammals.
- Drs. Joseph Hill and Jay Schneider, CRSM faculty members reported in the journal Science Signaling, that targeting processes known to be disrupted in cancer can confer benefit in heart disease.
- 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.