Welcome to the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine

The Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine has 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

News and Announcements

CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs

Eric Olson’s group has used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal. The research published in Science documents unprecedented improvement in the muscle fibers of dogs with DMD.    

Dr. Maralice Conacci-Sorrell

Maralice Conacci-Sorrell, Ph.D., Joins CRSM Faculty

Maralice Conacci-Sorrell, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine. Dr. Conacci-Sorrell is Assistant Professor of Cell Biology.

Dr. Carole Mendelson

Carole Mendelson, Ph.D., Joins CRSM Faculty

Carole Mendelson, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine. Dr. Mendelson is Professor of Biochemistry and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Elizabeth Chen

Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D., Presented 2018 Women in Cell Biology Award

Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology, received a 2018 Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Award for Excellence in Research from the American Society of Cell Biology. Congratulations Elizabeth on this well-deserved recognition of your discoveries of the mechanisms of myoblast fusion.

2018-2019 CRSM Trainee Fellowship Awards

The Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine is currently accepting nominations by faculty members for CRSM Trainee Fellowships, for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

CRSM Fellowship Application

Dr. Michalis Agathocleous

Michalis Agathocleous, Ph.D., Joins CRSM Faculty

Michalis Agathocleous, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine. Dr. Agathocleous is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Steven Gray

Steven Gray, Ph.D., Joins CRSM Faculty

Steven Gray, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine. Dr. Gray is Associate Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson, Ph.D., Joins CRSM Faculty

Scott Robertson, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine. Dr. Robertson is Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology.

Dr. Ping Mu

Ping Mu, Ph.D., Joins CRSM Faculty

Ping Mu, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine. Dr. Mu is Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology.

New CRISPR method efficiently corrects DMD defect in heart tissue

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine have developed a single cut CRISPR gene-editing technique that can potentially correct a majority of the 3,000 mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).