Who We Are
The Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology is committed to understanding the fundamental mechanisms by which living systems operate at cellular and molecular levels of organization. By embracing a wide range of contemporary and emerging approaches and experimental systems, we seek to define signaling and regulatory pathways that provide the basis for understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Basic research is the centerpiece of the Department and serves as the driving force behind teaching and training efforts. The overarching research interests of the Department are highly interdisciplinary, emphasizing molecular, cellular and systems approaches to describe biological processes in molecular terms. To maintain its excellence and stature, the Department is currently focusing on existing strengths in four research areas: Cell and Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and Cardiovascular Biology.
* A new publication from Gary Lyons, Tim Kamp and collaborators "Irx4 Marks a Multipotent, Ventricular-Specific Progenitor Cell" has just appeared in Stem Cells .
* Emery Bresnick's group's paper "GATA factor-dependent positive-feedback circuit in acute myeloid leukemia cells" has recently been published in Cell Reports.
* Highlighted in the July 1, 2016 issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell is a paper from Beth Weaver's lab:"High rates of chromosome missegregation suppress tumor progression but do not inhibit tumor initiation".
Upcoming Department Events
* 9/28/16, 1 pm, Faculty Chalk Talk - Barak Blum
* 10/4/16, 2 pm, CRB Seminar Speaker: Duc Dong, Sanford Burnham Prebys, "Induced In Vivo Lineage Conversion Across Germ Layers"
* 10/12/16, 12:30 pm, Faculty Meetinng
* 10/26/16, 1 pm, Chalk Talk - TBD
News and Awards
* Professor Phillip Newmark , who has recently joined the Morgridge Institute and the Zoology Department, will have an affiliate appointment with CRB.
* Assistant Professor Darcie Moore has recently joined the Department of Neuroscience, and she will have an affililate appointment with CRB. Welcome Dr. Moore!
* Four undergraduates working with CRB faculty have received a Hilldale Faculty/Undergraduate Research Award for the 2016-17 academic year. They are:
- Cayla Guerra (Prof. Boekhoff-Falk)
- Cyrus Colah (Prof. Ge)
- Jaime Brown and Cesar Martinez (Prof. Sridharan)
* Jun Wan, Physiology Graduate Training Program student with Beth Weaver, has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association starting July 1, 2016. Congratulations Jun!