Award-winning Grad Student Research Could Benefit Industry

Three members of UW-Madison Mechanical Engineering Professor, and SCRMC faculty member, Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng’s research group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery won top awards for their exceptional research papers at the Society of Plastics Engineers annual technical conference in Detroit in March 2019.

WARF Accelerator Award

SCRMC Faculty Member Peiman Hematti has been awarded a WARF Accelerator Project titled, “Development of Therapeutic Macrophages for Radiation Injuries.”

Man with severe autoimmune disease gets stem cell transplant at UW

SCRMC Faculty member Dr. Peiman Hematti runs the lab involved in a procedure of stem cell transplants for scleroderma (a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases) at UW-Hospital, after a national study last year found it worked better than drugs.

New Technique Enables Versatile 3D Control Over Stem Cell-Derived Organoids

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professors, and SCRMC Faculty members, Randolph Ashton and Lih-Sheng “Tom” Turng have partnered on a project to create hydrogel molds that will allow researchers to more precisely control the three-dimensional structures of organoids. They detailed their work in a recent paper in the journal Acta Biomaterialia.

Two professors honored with Shaw Scientist Awards to support innovative research

Assistant professor of neuroscience and SCRMC faculty member, Darcie Moore, is one of two recipients of 2019 Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Moore is studying adult stems cells in an area of the brain important for learning and memory. A decrease in these cells over time is associated with cognitive decline, so Moore is exploring how stress and aging change the process by which the cells divide.