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Fall 2012 - Summer 2013

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Michelle Scarritt received the Health Sciences Research Days Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Graduate Student

May 23, 2013

Michelle Scarritt
Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine School of Medicine

DECELLULARIZED LUNG SCAFFOLDS FROM RATS WITH PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AS BIOACTIVE CULTURE MATRICES FOR DEVELOPING LUNG TISSUE ENGINEERING STRATEGIES WITH MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS



Narae Lee received the Award for Research in Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine sponsored by the Tulane Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine

May 23, 2013

Narae Lee
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Tulane National Primate Research Center

THE THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF SECRETED ANTIVIRAL ENTRY INHIBITORY (SAVE) PEPTIDES EXPRESSED BY TRANSDUCED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS TO BLOCK VIRAL INFECTION



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Dr. Kim O’Connor, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane is presented with the 2013 Gaden Award.

April 8, 2013

Kim O'Connor received the 2013 Elmer Gaden Award from Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and presented an award lecture at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT) national meeting on April 8, 2013, entitled, "The heterogeneity of mesenchymal stem cells and its implications for regenerative therapies."  This annual award is presented in honor of the founding editor Elmer L. Gaden, Jr., for a "high-impact paper reflecting exceptional innovation, creativity, and originality" in Biotechnology and Bioengineering as determined by the editorial board.  Past recipients include James Bailey, James Swartz, Jonathan Dordick, Mark Davis, and E. Terry Papoutsakis.

The award-winning paper is entitled “Clonal analysis of the proliferation potential of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells as a function of potency.”  Mesenchymal stem cells are a promising source of adult stem cells for regenerative medicine; however, their intrinsic heterogeneity confounds development of stem cell therapies. The paper is a seminal work that enables the resolution of the heterogeneity of mesenchymal stem cells at a molecular level and serves as template to deconvolute the heterogeneity of other types of stem cells.  The long-term goal of this research is to identify a molecular signature or phenotype of specific stem cell subsets to produce efficacious stem cell therapies in a cost- and time-efficient manner.



Newcomb Grant awarded to student at the Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine

November 21, 2012

Zhenzhen Shi, a student working at the Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, was recently awarded a Newcomb Student Grant. Zhenzhen's proposal was selected from a large number of submissions during the fall cycle.
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Obesity-influenced stem cells are culprits in aggressive breast cancers

October 18, 2012

“Clinical studies have shown there is a much higher incidence of breast cancer in obese women than in non-obese women,” says Bruce Bunnell, professor of Pharmacology and Director of Tulane’s Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, and lead author of the study.
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