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UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center
Regenerative Bioscience Center
October 2016
RBC Steven Stice
RBC Neurodevelopmental model +for Zika

Evidence that Zika virus takes hold in the first trimester

Writer: Charlene Betourney

The RBC team, which included Melinda Brindley, an assistant professor of virology, and Qun Zhao, associate professor of physics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, suggests that the chick embryo provides a useful model to study the effects of Zika, in part because of its significant similarity to human fetal neurodevelopment and rapid embryonic process.

"Now we can look quickly, at greater numbers, to take a closer look at a multitude of different strains and possibly identify the critical window of susceptibility for Zika virus-induced birth defects,” said Brindley. “With this approach, we can continue to further design and test therapeutic efficacy."

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University of Arkansas+RBC
Regenerative Bioscience Center
RBC labs
Franklin West
$1.4 Million Study from DOD

Advanced genetic techniques for Leigh’s disease

Media: UA News / Pic: Davis Tucker

The team, which includes a member of the Regenerative Bioscience Center; Franklin West, will acquire skin cells taken from adults suffering from Leigh’s disease and re-engineer them into a state that is identical to that of an embryonic stem cell.

"We will play a major role in correcting the mutation by reprogramming patient skin cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which will establish the starting material for screening and treatment," said West..

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Regenerative Bioscience Center
RBC+award winners
success stories
Lohitash Karumbaiah   Goodfellow
STaR+ Award   Travel+Award

Lohitash Karumbaiah

Forrest Goodfellow

Dr. Karumbaiah was awarded the 2016 STaR Young Investigator Award from Southern Translational Education and Research. This is the second time a member of the RBC has won this prestigious award. Hitesh Handa won in 2015. KARUMBAIAH LAB


Forrest won first place in the E. Broadus Browne Research Awards, presented by CAES. He will use the award to attend the Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting, in Baltimore 2017, where he will present his research on the Zika Virus READ ZIKA

RBC +collaboration
REM   RBC   Gomillion
Seed+Grants   RBC+Event   Faculty+Focus

Hit Targets

Annual Meeting

RBC Cheryl Gomillion

The Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM) research center, a joint collaboration of University of Georgia, Emory University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, has awarded seed grants totaling $560,000 to eight teams of interdisciplinary researchers...


One major goal of the 2016 annual meeting is to link researchers and resources. This year’s event will include participation from RBC graduate students, and provide an opportunity to participate in advanced scholarly discussions and prepare students for industry employment networking opportunities.


"Ultimately, I felt that the College of Engineering here at UGA was a good fit for me and my research interests in the area of tissue engineering, since our interdisciplinary college emphasizes cross-disciplinary research and the field of tissue engineering is a hybrid of multiple disciplines."

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L +Karumbaiah   Susan+Fagan   Jarrod+Call

Glioma cell invasion is significantly enhanced in composite hydrogel matrices


Nox4 contributes to the hypoxia-mediated regulation of actin cytoskeleton in cerebrovascular smooth muscle


Eccentric Contraction-Induced Muscle Injury: Reproducible, Quantitative, Physiological Models to Impair Skeletal Muscle’s Capacity to Generate Force.

UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center
october 2016

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