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UWMDI investigator Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, receives ISCRM Innovation Pilot Award.

Dr. Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, has received a Pilot Award from the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) for her project entitled “Drug-controlled modification of transplants’ microenvironments for stem cell differentiation.” In collaboration with UWMDI investigator Dr Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD and UWMDI Affiliate Investigator Dr. Cole DeForest, PhD (Department of Bioengeneering),

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UWMDI Investigator Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, receives JDRF Innovative Grant

Dr. Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, has received a grant from the JDRF for her project entittled “IGF2 gene imprinting as a biomarker of pancreatic islet growth and regeneration. IGF2 gene imprinting as a biomarker of pancreatic islet growth and regeneration”. This one year grant investigates the regulation of IGF2 imprinting and its role in islet cell

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UWMDI investigator Laura Crisa, MD, PhD receives The 2018 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Award

Dr. Laura Crisa, MD, PhD is the recipient of The 2018 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Award for her project entitled “Pre-clinical modeling of a novel tissue engineering technology for improved cell engraftment”. In collaboration with UWMDI investigator Dr. Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD, and UWMDI Affiliate Investigator Dr. Cole DeForest, PhD (Dept of Bioengineering), the goal of

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UWMDI Researcher Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, receives US Department of Defense (DOD) Discovery Award

Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, is the recipient of a Department of Defense Discovery Award for her project entitled “A vascularized tissue-mimetic platform for modeling pancreatic islet function and disease.” The overall goal of this project is to recreate ex vivo functional islet/vascular units in a microfluidic setup equipped with vascular-like networks.

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UWMDI Researcher Laura Crisa Receives NIDDK R01 Award

Dr. Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, has been awarded an R01 grant for her project entitled “Myeloid cells in tissue growth and regeneration”. This award seeks to characterize pro-regenerative functions of myeloid cell subsets during physiologic islet cell growth and after injury.

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Seminar Series

Islet Biology Workshop – Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:30am-2:00pm. SLU C123B 2018 DRC Retreat – Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 8:30am-4:00pm. SLU Orin Smith Auditorium Cystic Fibrosis/Diabetes Workshop – Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm

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UW Diabetes Institute Investigator Vincenzo Cirulli Receives ISCRM Innovative Pilot Award

Dr. Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD has been awarded an Innovative Pilot Award from the Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine(ISCRM) for his project entitled “Modulation of Gap Junction Connexins’ function as a strategy for developing innovative cell-based therapies for diabetes.” This pilot project seeks to investigate the function of Cx43 in the specification and

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UWMDI Researcher Christiane Hampe Receives UW RRF Award

Christiane Hampe, PhD, has been awarded a Royalty Research Fund grant for her project entitled “Pilot Study of Synbiotics in Pre-diabetic Adolescents.” This project seeks to resolve obesity-induced intestinal dysbiosis through synbiotic therapy (combined pre- and probiotics) and ultimately prevent development of T2D in obese adolescents with pre-diabetes.

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