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MCW Research News - Basic Sciences

$2.6 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study New Treatment Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer

Michael Dwinell, PhD and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer. Wauwatosa Now

Researchers to explore new treatments for pancreatic cancer

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Stoner Discusses Study on Cancer-Fighting Qualities of Broccoli-Sprout Tea

July 17 - Gary Stoner, PhD provides expert comment to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that found that broccoli-sprout tea helps purge the body of air-pollution toxins, including carcinogenic benzene. Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Protein Foundry, a new company, launches at MCW

July 11 - Protein Foundry, a new company manufacturing and marketing protein molecules, had its official launch Thursday, July 10, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Bai Receives $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Impact of Anesthesia on Children

July 07 - Dr. Xiaowen Bai received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to determine the role of microRNAs in damage to the nervous system in some children and fetuses that have been exposed to anesthetic. Wauwatosa Now

How safe is anesthesia for children?

July 02 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to determine the role of microRNAs in damage to the nervous system in some children and fetuses who have been exposed to anesthetic.

Dr. Siegel Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Study Genetic Causes of PHACE Syndrome

June 30 - Dr. Dawn Siegel received a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study the genetic causes of PHACE syndrome, which is characterized by a large facial hemangioma with other birth defects including abnormalities of the brain, heart, and eyes. Wauwatosa Now

NIH Awards $2.6 Million Grant to Study Effects of Stress in Drug Addiction Relapse

June 30 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD is co-principal investigator of a $2.6 million NIH grant awarded to John Mantsch, PhD, of Marquette University. The joint MCW/Marquette study will investigate the effects of stress in drug addiction relapse. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and GM Today

Glaucoma Research Foundation funds research at MCW

June 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and three other collaborators have received a three-year, $750,000 grant each from the Glaucoma Research Foundation to study biomarkers that may indicate early signs of glaucoma.

Dr. Everson Links Insufficient Sleep to Onset of Osteoporosis

June 24 - Carol Everson, PhD is lead author of a study reported in Experimental Biology and Medicine that links insufficient sleep to the onset of osteoporosis and a lessened ability to repair slight bone damage caused by normal everyday activity. Canada Drug Center

Drug addiction: what causes relapse?

June 24 - Researchers at MCW and Marquette University have earned a five-year grant to study addiction: cravings, relapse, and stress. Cecilia Hillard, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology and director of the Neuroscience Research Center at MCW, is a co-PI on the grant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Researcher to study relationship between nervous system cells and blood flow in brain

June 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how astrocytes, the cells that support neurons in the brain and spinal cord, affect the genetic makeup and function of other cells in the brain.

Exploring new methods to treat drug addiction

June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the mechanisms by which phosphodiesterase inhibitors reduce addictive behaviors.

Dr. Jackson Receives $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Study How Viruses Become Infectious

June 10 - William Jackson, PhD received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the ways in which specific viruses become infectious. Wauwatosa Now

Researcher to study the conversion from harmless viral particles to disease-causing viruses

June 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the ways in which specific viruses become infectious.

NCAA and DoD launch $30M concussion initiative; MCW will lead advanced research core

May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected to lead the research core in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure in sports ever conducted.

College, Medical Center Team to Recognize VA Research Week

May 29 - MCW and the Zablocki VA Medical Center teamed to recognize VA Research Week. Wauwatosa Now

Improved transportation safety: collaboration with VA

May 21 - Transportation crashes, unfortunately, are a fact of life. Faculty and staff in the Vehicle Crashworthiness Laboratory and the Neurosurgery Research Facility at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center use their biomedical engineering expertise to minimize the effect crashes have on the people involved.

Brain and spinal cord Injury research programs at VA

May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with brain and spinal cord injuries.

Researcher awarded $1.02 million grant for spinal cord injury research

May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.02 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division for spinal cord injury research.

Dr. Stucky Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Causes of Sickle Cell Disease Pain

May 21 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

Why does sickle cell hurt? Researcher to study pain of the disease

May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease.

Dr. Lombard receives NIH Director’s award to investigate antioxidants

May 13 - Julian Lombard, PhD received a two-year, $420,000 exploratory grant from the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health to investigate antioxidants and why direct administration of antioxidants for human disease have not been more successful. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Malarkannan receives $1.6 million NCI grant to develop cell-based cancer therapies

May 13 - Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer. Biz Times

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Researchers to study naturally-occurring antioxidant

May 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $420,000 exploratory grant from the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health to investigate antioxidants and why direct administration of antioxidants for human disease have not been more successful.

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MCW receives National Cancer Institute grant to develop novel cellular immunotherapy

May 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer.

Dr. Scaglione Receives $740,000 NIH Grant to Study How Neurons Clear Toxic Proteins

May 06 - Matthew Scaglione, PhD received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders to investigate how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease. Biz Times

MCW research team author paper in Nature on touch perception

May 06 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Andy Weyer, Research Assistant in Dr. Stucky’s lab, have published a paper in Nature on touch perception.

Dr. Corbett Receives $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Cell Death Leading to Diabetes

May 05 - John Corbett, PhD received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study what causes destruction of the cells that produce insulin in the body, leading to diabetes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Craig Nielsen Foundation awards $300,000 grant to MCW for spinal cord injury research

May 02 - Researchers in the Department of Neurosurgery were awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Craig Nielsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research.

Cancer Center announces pilot grant awards

April 30 - Seed grants are critical to the future of cancer research, and provide investigators with initial backing to further their science, collect data, publish, and secure NIH funding.

MCW receives grant supporting research in neurodegenerative disease

April 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke funding research investigating how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease.

MCW researcher to study mechanisms involved in diabetes

April 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the biochemical causes of beta cell destruction in diabetes.

The Role of Viruses in Diabetes

April 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant to study the role of viruses in pancreatic beta cell damage in diabetes.

Dr. Lawlor Discusses Research on Rare Genetic Muscular Disorder

Apr 22 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reported on research being conducted by Dr. Michael Lawlor on Myotubular Myopathy, a rare genetic muscular disorder. WTMJ-TV

Family holds out hope for a cure for a rare genetic disorder

Apr 10 - Research at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute and MCW is providing hope for families with children with rare muscular disease. WTMJ-TV

TOPS Club Commits $205,000 for Obesity Research

Apr 8 - TOPS Club, Inc., a Milwaukee-based weight loss organization, has committed $205,000 toward MCW research obesity and metabolic disorders. BizTimes

Dr. Stucky and Scripps Colleagues Identify Factors Creating Sensation of Touch

Apr 8 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, and collaborators at the Scripps Research Institute published a study in Nature that identified a dual-sensor system involving the Merkel cell and an associated nerve end that contribute to the touch sensation. Medical Express

Dr. Prokop Co-Authors Study on the Discovery of a Missing Hormone in Birds

Apr 3 - Jeremy Prokop, PhD, collaborated with lead authors at the University of Akron who were the first to discover leptin in birds. BrightSurf.com

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Duncan Provides Comment on New Process to Shortcut Skin-to-Liver Cell Reprogramming

Feb 25 - Stephen Duncan, PhD, provides expert comment in The Scientist on a research study reported in Nature that researchers at University of California San Francisco have adapted a reprogramming technique that speeds the process of converting skin cells to liver cells. The Scientist

Understanding bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics may lead to better treatments

Feb. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year $378,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the mechanisms underlying drug resistance in bacteria.

Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Graduate student aims at brain research

Using technology and tools that the Medical College of Wisconsin was a world leader in developing, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and her faculty mentor are pursuing brain research with potential to benefit cancer patients.

Genetics team to create hundreds of new knockout rats to study human disease

Feb. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $8.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to create 200 gene-targeted rat models to study the genetics of human disease.

Dr. Kim Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant to Study How the Body Metabolizes Drugs

Feb 12 - Jung-Ja Kim, PhD, received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the way in which the human body metabolizes drugs, and the causes behind abnormal steroid hormone production. WauwatosaNOW

Researchers Find Two Distinct Patterns of Genetic Alteration in Invasive Bladder Cancer

Feb 6 - MCW researchers are co-authors of a Roswell Park Cancer Institute-led study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that invasive bladder cancers demonstrate two distinct patterns of genetic alteration, one of which may result from defects in cells' ability to replicate. Medical News Today

Researcher to investigate mechanics of drug metabolism

Feb. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the way in which the human body metabolizes drugs, and the causes behind abnormal steroid hormone production.

Pioneering eye care benefits generations

A landmark advance more than 35 years ago has improved vision dramatically for thousands of patients with diabetic eye disease. Today, vision research at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute seeks to actually prevent retinal eye disease.

“Metamorphic” protein could lead to new AIDS-fighting drugs

Dec. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $353,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study a unique protein that shows promise as an HIV inhibitor.

New 7T GE MRI scanner will advance cutting-edge neuroscience research

Dec. 11 - A 42-ton 7T magnet arrived at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for Imaging Research on Dec. 5. It will be the centerpiece of a new, powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner designated for cutting-edge neuroscience research.

Thirty years of undergraduate research training

The Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) has given college students direct experience in MCW laboratories for 30 years, building a pipeline for future scientists.

Gene Therapy Successfully Treats Hemophilia in Dogs

Nov 20 - Dogs with hemophilia, a bleeding disorder, were successfully treated by gene therapy. BBC

New genetic cause of Warburg Micro Syndrome identified

Nov. 18 - A collaborative team of researchers led by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Edinburgh has identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Patients with Warburg Micro syndrome are severely physically and mentally challenged, unable to learn how to walk or speak and become blind and paralyzed from an early age.

Graduate Student Receives NIH Grant to Study Science of Diabetes at a Cellular Level

Nov 12 - Megan Detterman received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Sorokin Receives $1.3 Million NIH Grant to Study Actions of Protein in Kidney Disease

Nov 8 - Andrey Sorokin, PhD, received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study actions of protein called endothelin-1 in the progression of glomerular kidney diseases. WauwatosaNOW

MACC Fund energizes MCW cancer research

Oct. 30 - Teamwork is in the DNA of the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), which engages thousands of volunteers and donors in its mission to help kids with cancer and was founded, incidentally, during halftime of a Milwaukee Bucks game. Teamwork is also at the heart of the research the MACC Fund supports, which succeeds through the powerful partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Dr. Sood Received $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Blood Coagulation Abnormalities

Oct 29 - Rashmi Sood, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study abnormalities in blood coagulation that affect women’s health and pregnancy. Wisconsin Health News

Researcher to study causes of kidney disease

Oct. 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study actions of protein called endothelin-1 (ET-1) in the progression of glomerular kidney diseases.

Researchers strive to save sight of preemies

Oct. 28 - It is estimated that one in every 100 children who enter the neonatal intensive care unit at birth will go blind due to a disease called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Aided by a $300,000 grant from the Russell J. and Betty Jane Shaw Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are trying to save the sight of infants with ROP before they go blind.

Noah Leigh receives Poster Award at international conference

Oct. 24 - Noah Leigh, Research Associate in Dr. Ramani Ramchandran's lab, received 1st Place for the poster he presented at the 1st Zebrafish for Personalized & Precision Medicine Conference held in Toronto earlier this month. The poster is titled, Mmp17b is essential for proper neural crest cell migration in vivo.

Dr. Semina Receives NIH Grant to Study Genes Associated with Pediatric Cataracts

Oct 22 - Elena V. Semina, PhD, received a two-year, $412,500 grant from the National Eye Institute to study the genes associated with pediatric cataracts. WauwatosaNOW

Genetic sequencing to identify causes of pediatric cataracts

Oct. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a two-year, $412,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to study the genes associated with pediatric cataracts.

The space-time relativity of intracellular signaling

Oct. 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study lymphocytes, the body’s “natural killer” cells, and determine the signaling pathways that elicit disease-fighting responses at a cellular level in the body.

Dr. Brandow Receives $696,000 NIH Grant to Study Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

Oct 8 - Dr. Amanda Brandow received a five-year, $696,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the mechanisms of pain in sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Malarkannan Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Signaling Pathways in Lymphocytes

Oct 8 - Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study lymphocytes and determine the signaling pathways that elicit disease-fighting responses at a cellular level in the body. WauwatosaNOW

Researcher to explore causes of pain in sickle cell disease

Oct. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a five-year, $696,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (1K23HL114636-01A1) to study the mechanisms of pain in sickle cell disease.

Dr. Clifford Provides Career Planning Advice for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Sept 30 - Philip Clifford, PhD, co-authored an article in Science offering career planning advice for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Cowley Discusses Computing Support Provided to College through the Milwaukee Institute

Sept 30 - Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD, describes the beneficial impact on MCW research provided by the Milwaukee Institute, which provides MCW with high-performance computing systems and storage infrastructure. WisBusiness.com, Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kerschner Joins Senator Baldwin to Discuss Importance of Next Generation Research Act

Sept 30 - Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner joined U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin in a Google Hangout to discuss the importance of Senator Baldwin’s proposed Next Generation Research Act. Youtube.com

Dr. Cowley Receives $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Links between Peroxide and Hypertension

Sept 30 - Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD, received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in the development of salt-sensitive hypertension. WauwatosaNOW

Antioxidants, stress and hypertension: researchers seek answers to fundamental questions

Sept. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in development of salt-sensitive hypertension.

Sen. Baldwin at MCW to Share Proposal for Legislation to Streamline NIH Support

Aug 27 - In a meeting with MCW faculty members, students, administrators and Wisconsin business leaders, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced she will be introducing legislation to streamline NIH support for young investigators. Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, & Green Bay Press-Gazette

Understanding the eye: researchers to explore vision at the cellular level

Sept. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to study the causes and progression of eye diseases at the cellular level.

New diagnostics to detect lung injury

Aug 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.07 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate new non-invasive methods to detect lung injury.

Senator Baldwin Opposes Proposed Cuts to Medicare Reimbursements for Rural Hospitals

Aug 28 - A photo of Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin appears in the Gannett Newspaper chain’s Fox Valley newspapers accompanying an article on Senator Baldwin’s fight against proposed cuts to Medicare reimbursements for rural hospitals. fdlreporter.com

Dr. Forster Receives $1.45 Million NIH Grant to Study Neural Control of Respiration

Aug 28 - Hubert Forster, PhD, received a $1.45 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the neural control of respiration. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Clifford Stresses the Value of Informational Interviews for Young Scientists

Aug 27 - Philip S. Clifford, PhD, authored an article in Science Careers on the value of informational interviews for young scientists as they begin their careers. Science Careers

Dr. Jackson Discusses the Importance of Public Funding for Biomedical Research

Aug 27 - A Huffington Post article on the challenges created by sequestration focuses on the research conducted by William Jackson, PhD. Huffington Post

Developing new therapeutic targets for psoriasis

Aug 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study the development of psoriasis, and to evaluate molecules that have the potential to prevent psoriatic symptoms and that could be models for drug development.

fMRI study documents brain activation during concussion recovery

Aug 20 - For the first time, researchers have documented irregular brain activity within the first 24 hours of a concussive injury, as well as an increased level of brain activity weeks later—suggesting that the brain may compensate for the injury during the recovery time.

Sen. Baldwin Warns of Lost Generation of Science Researchers

Aug 15 - Senator Tammy Baldwin visited MCW to discuss a bill she is proposing called The Next Generation Research Act, which would establish an NIH initiative to direct efforts to promote new researchers in the sciences. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sequestration Ushers in a Dark Age for Science in America

Aug 15 - A Huffington Post article explores the impact of sequestration on scientists in the U.S. The article highlights research conducted by William Jackson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics. Huffington Post

It works, but how? Researchers to study mechanisms of anesthesia

Aug 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study how anesthesia works to suppress consciousness, and how consciousness returns.

Dr. Jackson Receives $360,000 NIH Grant to Study How Polioviruses Become Infectious

Aug 2 - William Jackson, PhD, received a one-year, $360,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the ways in which polioviruses replicate and become infectious. WauwatosaNOW

05.04 - Dr. Ravi Misra named Dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Medical College of Wisconsin has named Ravi P. Misra, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical College, as Dean of the College’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Misra’s appointment was announced by T. Michael Bolger, JD, President and CEO. Dr. Misra assumed his new position on May 1.

Beating Heart Cells

Beating Heart Cells - Induced pluripotent stem cells from adults, not embryos, are converted into beating heart cells and used for research at The Medical College of Wisconsin by John Lough, Ph.D. and Ulrich Broeckel, M.D.

Impact of Sequestration on MCW

March 12 - Sequestration will force $5-9 million in federal funding cuts to MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & The Badger Herald

National Center for Systems Biology to be established at Medical College

Aug. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $13 million grant to establish a National Center for Systems Biology.

Researcher to study Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Sept 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $40,000 grant from the ALS Association’s Jeff Kaufman Fund to study the impact of skeletal muscle on the progression of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, as it’s commonly known.

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