Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Neuroprotecting and Repairing Injured Retina and Optic Nerve with ECM
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Michael Steketee, PhD, and McGowan Institute deputy director Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, are the co-principal investigators of a 3-year, $1 million Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Vision Research Program Translational Research Award. McGowan Institute director William Wagner, PhD, and Kia Washington, MD, are the co-investigators of this project entitled, “Applying extracellular matrix technology to neuroprotect and to repair injured retina and optic nerve.”
Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells
Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye’s cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members—James Funderburgh, PhD, and Yiqin Du, MD, PhD—and researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
5th Annual International Vision Conference
The 5th Annual Conference on Vision Restoration: Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology will be held on June 25 – 26, 2015, at the University Club located on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Attendees will be able to share ideas, insights, and discoveries that will improve the outcomes for the vision impaired.
Video: Introduction to the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Need an introduction to what exactly we do at the McGowan Institute? Here is a video that highlights some of our research and scientists.