The intraepithelial corneal nerves shown in this cover image for Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS) use proteoglycans to help target them to their correct location within the corneal epithelium during development. This paper reports on the impact of the loss of the syndecan-1, an integral membrane proteoglycan, on corneal sensory nerve targeting during development and after injury.
At the M.D. graduation on May 21, Raymond Lucas, M.D., associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development at the SMHS, announced 10 professors who have received Emeritus status.
George Washington University (GW) researcher Mary Ann Stepp, Ph.D., received a $2.8 million, five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her 27 years of research on corneal wound healing.
Congratulations to Sally A. Moody, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology and professor of anatomy and regenerative biology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, who was elected to a two-year term as vice president, and later president, of the Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology (SCGDB).
Kirsten Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy and regenerative biology, receives a 2016 Golden Apple Award.
Just a decade removed from her days as a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Xiaoyan Zheng, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy and regenerative medicine at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), boasts a depth and experience with her subject that ex
New research published in Nature has found several drugs could lead to new treatment options for multiple sclerosis (MS), including two drugs that effectively treat MS at the source, in vivo. When administered at the peak of disease, these two drugs showed a striking reversal of disease severity.
An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and Children’s National Health System (Children’s National) has been awarded a program project grant (PPG) for $6.2 million from The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to solve pediatric dysphagia — a chronic difficulty with feeding and swallowing in children.