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.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, has chosen its first director of cell manufacturing at the Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (PACT). Nirupama Pike, PhD, will take the reins at the recently completed $1 million addition to the Clinical Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratory at University Hospital.
The mystery of what controls the range of developmental clocks in mammals — from 22 months for an elephant to 12 days for an opossum — may lie in the strict time-keeping of pluripotent stem cells for each unique species.
Melissa Skala, who joined the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an associate professor in summer 2016, received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.