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Welcome to the Center for Regenerative Biology

The mission of the Center for Regenerative Biology (CRB) is to advance fundamental, interdisciplinary research in stem cell biology, developmental biology and related areas with the ultimate goal of translating discoveries into new therapies for debilitating human conditions. CRB faculty actively participate in the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in regenerative bioscience, and serve the vital mission of advancing education and public understanding of stem cell biology.

News & Events

Michael Tassavor selected as a Rowe Scholar Monday, April 18, 2011. Michael Tassavor (’12, MCB major) also received a Rowe Research Award for the project titled, "Measuring Viral Titer to Analyze Transduction Efficiency in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells," conducted in the laboratory of Dr. X. Cindy Tian. Learn more about the Rowe Scholars Program.

Goldwater Scholarship awarded to W. David Lindsay Monday, April 4, 2011. Lindsay is an undergraduate research student in the laboratory of Joanne Conover. Read the full announcement at UConn Today.

Highlights from StemConn2011 which included an opening address by Governor Dannel Maloy.

Using Stem Cells to Regrow Muscle and Bone Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Dr. David J. Goldhamer and his research group were featured in UConn Today. Dr. Goldhamer explains his research on stem cells found in muscle and bone tissue, and their connection to disorders such as Duchenne's muscular dystrophy and fibrodysplaysia ossificans progressiva (FOP), a rare and disabling genetic condition.

Dr. David J. Goldhamer was awarded a grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association to study the fate of satellite cells that invade muscle tissues in advanced stages of muscular dystrophy (Full announcement in MCB Notes)

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    Recent Publications

    Zhu X, Hill RA, Dietrich D, Komitova M, Suzuki R, Nishiyama A. (2011) Age-dependent fate and lineage restriction of single NG2 cells. Development 138:745-53.

    Conover JC and Shook BA. (2011) Aging of the Subventricular Zone Neural Stem Cell Niche Aging and Disease 2:149-163.

    Starkey JD, Yamamoto M, Yamamoto S, and Goldhamer DJ. (2011) Skeletal muscle satellite cells are committed to myogenesis and do not spontaneously adopt non-myogenic fates. J. Histochem. Cytochem. 59:33-46.

    Chang CC, Lin CJ, Sung LY, Kort HI, Tian XC, Nagy ZP. (2011) Impact of phase transition on the mouse oocyte spindle during vitrification. Reprod Biomed Online. 22:184-91.

    Pérez-Cabré E, Cho M, Javidi B. (2011) Information authentication using photon-counting double-random-phase encrypted images. Opt Lett. 36:22-4.

    Cao L, Gibson JD, Miyamoto S, Sail V, Verma R, Rosenberg DW, Nelson CE, Giardina C. (2011) Intestinal lineage commitment of embryonic stem cells. Differentiation 81:1-10, 2011.

    Hemphill EE, Dharia AP, Lee C, Jakuba CM, Gibson JD, Kolling FW 4th, Nelson CE. (2011) SCLD: a Stem Cell Lineage Database for the annotation of cell types and developmental lineages. Nucleic Acids Res. 29:D525-33.

    Villa M, Pope S, Conover J, Fan TH. (2010) Growth of primary embryo cells in a microculture system. Biomed Microdevices. 12:253-61.

    Gurevich I, Zhang C, Aneskievich BJ. (2010) Scanning for transcription factor binding by a variant EMSA. Methods Mol Biol. 585:147-58.

    Barry ER, Corry GN, Rasmussen TP. (2010) Targeting DOT1L action and interactions in leukemia: the role of DOT1L in transformation and development. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 14:405-18.

    Chang Y, Paramasivam M, Girgenti MJ, Walikonis RS, Bianchi E, LoTurco JJ. (2010) NFIX regulates fetal specific transcription in developing skeletal muscle. Dev Neurobiol. 70:1-15.

    Messina G, Biressi S, Monteverde S, Magli A, Pistocchi A, Gargioli C, Campbell CE, Tagliafico E, Grossi M, Cotelli F, Goldhamer DJ, Gronostajski RM and Cossu G. (2010) NFIX regulates fetal specific transcription in developing skeletal muscle. Cell 140:554-566.