Now introducing… Dr. Erin Kaiser!

Congratulations, Dr. Erin Kaiser, on successfully defending your Ph. D! Your dissertation, “Preclinical Assessment of Nanoparticle and Neural Stem Cell-based Therapies in Ischemic Stroke”, was one for the books. We are all so proud of you!

Kelly Scheulin showcases idea for commercialization

(L-R) Entrepreneurial Leads Emma Troth and Kelly Scheulin present for their company Dog Seizure Therapeutic during the I-Corps Showcase at the Jackson Street Building.

At the I-Corps Showcase on Oct. 21, teams presented their findings from customer discovery and their plans to work toward commercializing their technology. Read more here!

Fellow Members of The Regenerative Bioscience Center are Making Moves!

A fellow research team from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that a compound molecule used for drug delivery of insulin could be used to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive, usually fatal form of brain cancer. Read more here!

UGA Researchers Use Pig Brains to Delve Into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, CTE

In the animal kingdom, pigs sometimes get a bad rap. We frequently use insults such as “filthy as a pig” in our daily conversations. But, perhaps we should change this to “helpful as a pig,” as pigs might play a critical role in helping to research Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers Franklin West and Qun Zhao join the program to discuss their work with Chris Shupe.

Pigs help scientists understand human brain

Using resting state fMRI, an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, we have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Check out the story here!