Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering
Research in the Center is intended to elucidate the molecular, genetic and cellular mechanisms underlying the growth and replacement of highly differentiated tissues during development, physiological turnover and repair following injury.
About the Eugene Bell Center
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Axolotl spinal cord. Credit: Sarah Walker
About Eugene Bell

The Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering is named in honor of Dr. Eugene Bell (1919 – 2007), a pioneer in the field of tissue engineering and a valued member of the Marine Biological Laboratory scientific community.

In the 1980s, Dr. Bell developed a method to grow human skin that could be grafted onto wounds of burn victims and other severely injured patients without rejection. He also devised ways to grow “skin equivalents” for blood vessels or organ tissue. His research led to what is now known as regenerative medicine.

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Bell Center Symposium - June 2023
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Please join us for the inaugural Bell Center Symposium where we will learn about the latest discoveries in areas including regenerative biology and tissue engineering, cell and developmental biology, neuroscience, imaging and more! Featuring a variety of model organisms, including marine and aquatic species.

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Recent Publications

Sterner, Z. R., Jabrah, A., Shaidani, N.-I., Horb, M. E., Dockery, R., Paul, B., & Buchholz, D. R. (2023). Development and metamorphosis in frogs deficient in the thyroid hormone transporter MCT8. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 331, 114179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2022.114179

Shindyapina, A., V., Cho, Y., Kaya, A., Tyshkovskiy, A., Castro, J. P., Deik, A., Gordevicius, J., Poganik, J. R., Clish, C. B., Horvath, S., Peshkin, L., & Gladyshev, V. N. (2022). Rapamycin treatment during development extends life span and health span of male mice and Daphnia magna. Science Advances, 8(37). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abo5482

Echeverri, K. (2022). Zebrafishing for enhancers of hearing regeneration. Cell Genomics, 2(9), 100178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xgen.2022.100178

Houston, D., Elliott, K., Coppenrath, K., Wlizla, M., & Horb, M. (2022). Maternal Wnt11b regulates cortical rotation during Xenopus axis formation: Analysis of maternal-effect wnt11b mutants. Development, 149(17). https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.200552

Drinkwater, E., Allen, W., Endler, J., Hanlon, R., Holmes, G., Homziak, N., Kang, C., Leavell, B., Lehtonen, J., Loeffler‐Henry, K., Ratcliffe, J., Rowe, C., Ruxton, G., Sherratt, T., Skelhorn, J., Skojec, C., Smart, H., White, T., Yack, J., Young, C. M. & Umbers, K. (2022). A synthesis of deimatic behaviour. Biological Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12891

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