A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available for development and engineering of immune effector cells with synthetic cytokines for cancer and immune disorders under Group Leader, Jacques Galipeau, MD. The Galipeau group is located in state-of-the-art …
Donor-supported study leads the way for new regenerative therapies by revealing the mechanism controlling the efficiency of iPSC generation
By Bekah McBride A new approach is paving the way for improved stem cell therapies and regenerative applications using cells from pigs. Led by Wan-Ju Li, a SCRMC researcher and associate professor in the Department …
New study identifies protein essential to form stem cell-derived human heart cells
By Bekah McBride Lab-grown human heart cells provide a powerful tool to understand and potentially treat heart disease. However, the methods to produce human heart cells from pluripotent stem cells are not optimal. Fortunately, a …
SCRMC researchers uncover how stem cell-derived photoreceptors reach their targets
A new study investigating the growth of photoreceptors may have implications for the treatment of retinal diseases that cause blindness. The study, published in Cell Reports, was led by Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (SCRMC) …
Hundreds attend 16th Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium focusing on stem cell competition
On April 20, 2022, more than 260 students and researchers gathered for the 16th Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium in Madison, Wis. Co-hosted by the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) and the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute), this annual event highlights the latest advances in stem cell science and technology. This year, the symposium focused on stem cell competition, which has important implications for healthy aging and disease states.
Throughout the day, virtual and in-person attendees heard from seven of the world’s leading researchers studying stem cell competition. Additionally, attendees participated in a rapid-fire poster session that included twelve presentations by graduate and post-doctoral researchers. The conversation continued during the lunch and networking session, with the rapid-fire presenters as well as eighteen other researchers sharing their posters throughout the event hall.
The SCRMC and the BTC Institute thank all who attended as well as the sponsors who helped to make this event a success.
Team of SCRMC researchers help to improve quality control for biomanufacturing stem cells
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers, including members of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC), have developed an innovative methodology that can ultimately be used to advance cutting-edge personalized therapies and disease models.
The study, published in the journal GEN Biotechnology, outlines the new methodology which includes a real-time method for tracking the reprogramming of somatic cells to induce pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) using micropatterning, label-free imaging, and machine learning.
This novel study was led by Kaivalya Molugu, a recent PhD graduate in biophysics who worked in SCRMC faculty member and College of Engineering Associate Professor, Krishanu Saha’s lab where Molugu was funded through a Stem Cell and Regenerative Graduate fellowship. The study was a collaborative project with SCRMC faculty member and Professor of Biological Engineering, Melissa Skala’s lab.
New tool for assessing heart muscle cells helps unlock their potential
Dr. Wendy Crone and her team have created a new technique for coaxing immature cardiomyocytes to become mature cells with highly organized internal structures. June 25, 2020
Newly identified cellular trash removal program helps create new neurons
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Darcie Moore led work with graduate student Christopher Morrow to discover how a cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged and clumped proteins, an important step in eventually producing new …
Elite research award winner at forefront of stem cell research for cartilage repair
By Jordana Lenon Brian Walczak, DO, UW Health, School of Medicine and Public Health has received a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) at the 2019 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting for his research to investigate …
Wisconsin celebrates the 20th anniversary of a groundbreaking discovery: LiveBIG 2018-19 (Video)
20 years ago, the University of Wisconsin broke new ground by isolating the world’s first embryonic stem cells, fueling global research for generations to come. Today, they remain at the forefront of the field, training the next generation of stem cell researchers who will shape medical breakthroughs for generations more.