Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Designing a Synthetic Gel that Changes Shape and Moves via Its Own Internal Energy
By developing a new computational model, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Anna Balazs, PhD, and Pitt’s Olga Kuksenok, PhD, have designed a synthetic polymer gel that can utilize internally generated chemical energy to undergo shape-shifting and self-sustained propulsion.
Clifford Brubaker to End 25-Year Tenure as Dean of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Clifford E. Brubaker, PhD, who has served as professor and dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences for nearly 25 years, will step down from the deanship on July 1. Dr. Brubaker, a Distinguished Service Professor of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, also holds appointments in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Department of Neurological Surgery, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Wins Dreyfus Prize
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, PhD, the J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, has won the 2015 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences, an international prize given every 2 years to recognize accomplishments in different areas of chemistry. Dr. Matyjaszewski is also a McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member.
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.