June 29, 2017 in Research
Dr. Raj Bharadwaj and his mentor Dr. Leo Pallanck received the Weil Award this year for Best Paper on Experimental Neuropathology from the American Association of Neuropathologists for their work on a new Drosophila model of Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA). This is a major national award not limited to trainees awarded for Raj's work in the research year of his neuropathology fellowship. The new Drosophila model of NBIA – a familial disease with clinical and pathologic similarities to Parkinson’s disease- is anticipated to help better understand the pathogenesis of Parkinsonism, with the ultimate goal of finding novel therapeutic approaches for these devastating diseases.
May 18, 2017 in Research
King 5 has published an article on brain donations and the benefits they provide to medical institutions. Dr. Keene was interviewed on the importance of brain donations in general and their potential to improve treatment and prevention of traumatic brain injuries.
More can be found on King 5's website, "Donated Brains a 'Tremendous Gift' to Science, UW Medicine Says".
March 30, 2017 in Research
March 21, 2017 in Research
TIME has published an article featuring the Kaeberlein Lab's work on the Dog Aging Project, a trial which is studying the effects of rapamycin therapy in dogs. The drug is being tested for the potential of increasing the length and quality of life in aging canines.
You can read the article on TIME's website, "Is There Anything That Can Help My Dog Live Longer Too?".
January 30, 2017 in Research
Dr. Young and Dr. Keene were featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Dimensions, the Newsletter of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. You can read about their work, which focuses on human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for the development of laboratory models of Alzheimer’s disease, on the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center website.
October 06, 2016 in Research
Kelly Stevens, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Pathology, has received an NIH Director's New Innovator Award in support of her work to develop new technologies to assemble artifical human tissues from stem cells, and then remotely control these tissues after implantation in a patient.
September 21, 2016 in Research
Cecilia Yeung, Assistant Professor of Pathology, has recently won the SEED grant from the Hope Foundation, the SWOG Young Investigator Award, and the Archer Research Challenge Grant.
August 26, 2016 in Research
The scientific journal eLife has published the latest results of a study led by Matt Kaeberlein, Professor of Pathology, and Piper Treuting, Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and Chief of Comparative Pathology, on the long-term effects of short-term therapy on middle-aged mice treated with the drug rapamycin.
May 31, 2016 in Research
Dr. C. Dirk Keene, Associate Professor of Pathology, and Dr. Desiree Marshall, Fellow and assistant medical examiner at the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, have been featured in the Seattle Times for the work they are doing with the Pacific Northwest Brain Donor Network program.
May 04, 2016 in Research
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published a study led by Jeff Krimmel, UW Medical Student, and Rosana Risques, Assistant Professor of Pathology, on cancer-associated gene mutations using UW-created DNA duplex sequencing technology.