Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Dr. Kathryn Whitehead: Searching for a Nanoparticle in a Haystack
Every year, Popular Science honors the 10 brightest young minds that are reshaping science, engineering, and the world. McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Kathryn Whitehead, PhD, was named one of the magazine’s 2015 honorees. She is a member of “The Brilliant 10” for her innovative work on drug delivery systems, for designing nanoparticles that treat disease by delivering therapeutic drugs to specific areas in the body.
Grant to Research Olfaction, Anosmia Awarded
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are part of a multicenter team that has been awarded a $6.4 million, 3-year federal grant to figure out how the animal nose knows how to localize the smell of mates, food, and other significant scents. The co-principal investigators of the Pitt arm of the effort are McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Bard Ermentrout, PhD, and Nathan Urban, PhD.
Dr. Steven Little Recognized
At the University of Pittsburgh, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Steven Little, PhD, has been appointed the William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor for a term of 5 years. This appointment is in recognition of Dr. Little’s many outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and service, as well as of his exceptional leadership as Chair, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.
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.