A partnership between UW and WSU

Washington Center for Muscle Biology

research . training . discovery . treatment

Delivering new hope to patients worldwide

At the Washington Center for Muscle Biology (WCMB), scientists seek new treatments for muscle disease, help Washington biotechnology leaders translate research discoveries into life-changing remedies and prepare future scientists to continue the quest.

Support the search for life-changing treatments.

Become a WCMB community member or member scientist.

Highlights

Green glowing cardiac stem cells!  This video of a newborn Jekyll mouse heart was generated by Dr. Melissa Jackson using confocal microscopy. This technique takes “digital slices” of the heart and then stacks these slices into a 3D image.

 

 

The cardiac stem cells are stained green due to the production of a fluorescent protein only produced in adult stem cells.  These cells help hearts grow and can even be used to repair damaged hearts.  Check out the Rodgers laboratory to learn how these studies are helping to develop cell therapeutics for heart failure and muscle degenerative diseases.

WSU opens new Veterinary Medical Research Building

 

Thanks to our sponsors.

The generosity of private individuals, corporations and foundations provides the fuel for new discoveries. Their support is a necessity in today’s funding climate and is greatly appreciated.  The WCMB is currently supported by a grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association and our researchers are funded from a variety of sources.  If you would like to support the WCMB or partner with our scientists, please contact the director or visit our I WANT TO GIVE page.

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The quarterly WCMB e-newsletter highlights the latest research findings that may influence muscular dystrophy and cardiac disease treatments.  Become a WCMB community member or member scientist to receive Novus Lacertosus.

Questions about muscle biology research?

Ask the experts through the WCMB Answerline.

Funding Opportunities

LAM Established Investigator ($150K), Post Doctoral Fellowship ($150K0, Pilot Project ($25K) & Clinical Trials/Bridge Funding/Special Projects Awards.  All due 15 July.

NSF Biomechanics & Mechanobiology, due 15 Sept.

NSF Biomedical Engineering, due 30 Oct.

ACCF/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders, due 23 Sept.

NIH Nutrition and Diet in the Causation, Prevention, and Management of Heart Failure (R21 & R01), standard NIH due dates apply (see below).

NIH Function of Skeletal Muscle Beyond Contraction (R21 & R01), standard NIH due dates apply (see below).

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships in Muscular Dystrophy Research (F32), standard NIH due dates apply (see below).

Click here for a list of standard NIH funding due dates.

The WCMB now has funding for Faculty Exchange seminars.  Contact Dr. Rodgers for speaker requests and check back soon for a list of upcoming seminars.

Washington Center for Muscle Biology, ASLB 124, Department of Animal Sciences, Pullman WA 99164, 509-335-2991, Contact Us
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