Jennifer Morgan receives project support from Morton Cure Paralysis Fund

July 8th, 2013 @

Dr. Jennifer Morgan, Associate Director of the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering, recently received a grant from the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund to support her project, “Defining the molecular recipe for successful regeneration after spinal cord injury.” Presently, ~300,000 Americans live with spinal cord injury (SCI) and ~12,000 new injuries occur […]

Joel Smith elected to to the Society for Developmental Biology Board of Directors

June 26th, 2013 @

Joel Smith, Assistant Scientist in the Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, is a member of the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Board of Directors and was recently elected as the Junior Faculty Representative for the 2013-2014 term. Joel will represent the perspective of early-stage faculty and will be running the Student and Postdoc […]

“Neurulation and neurite extension require the zinc transporter ZIP12 (slc39a12)”

June 14th, 2013 @

Congratulations to Mark Messerli and David Graham of the Bell Center, co-authors on a  paper published in PNAS today.

Gitlin receives Appointment in Brown University MCB Department

May 8th, 2013 @

The Brown University Appointments Committee recently approved Dr. Jonathan Gitlin’s appointment as Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry. He joins Marko Horb and Joel Smith as Bell Center faculty in Brown’s MCB, which is the largest on-campus department in the Division of Biology and Medicine. To learn more about the […]

Steven Zottoli Joins the Bell Center

May 6th, 2013 @

The faculty and staff of the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering welcome Dr. Steven Zottoli, Howard B. Schow ’50 Professor of Biology at Williams College, as Adjunct Senior Scientist. Dr. Zottoli’s main research question is: after complete damage to their spinal cords, mammalian vertebrates do not regain function below the wound site. […]

Jonathan Gitlin, new Acting Director of the Bell Center

March 1st, 2013 @

We are very pleased that Jonathan Gitlin has generously agreed to serve as Director of the Bell Center.  Jonathan has a long and distinguished career in academic medicine, and is widely known for his mentoring of faculty members.  He will be joining the Bell Center as a senior research scientist while maintaining a joint appointment […]

MBL Scientists Find Genes Linked to Human Neurological Disorders in Sea Lamprey Genome

February 27th, 2013 @

Discovery will accelerate research on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury Printable version (pdf) MBL, WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have identified several genes linked to human neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury, in the sea lamprey, a vertebrate fish whose whole-genome sequence […]