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July 5, 2022

Training the next generation in regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is welcoming a new class of five students into the Regenerative Sciences track within the doctoral program in Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, one of the first programs of its kind. Training the next generation of physicians and scientists to research, develop and deliver new biotherapies is critical to advancing the […]

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Tags: Aubrey Berger, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Isobel Scarisbrick, Jimmy Cai, Kyle Knofczynski, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rafaela Simoes Torigoe, regenerative medicine education, Regenerative Sciencs Ph.D. track, Tiana Salomon


May 26, 2022

Neuroscience research mentors pay it forward

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., was confident she wanted a career that included research along with clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: either treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research stint in the […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory, Emily Norton, glioblastoma, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Kaisorn Chaichana, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, mentorship, neurologic surgery, neurology, Paola Suarez-Meade, Paula Valentina Schiapparelli


January 24, 2022

‘Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition’ competition names biomedical innovation champions

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Twelve teams from Mayo Clinic and across Minnesota cast their reels in “Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition” competition in December 2021. Over 200 people gathered virtually to watch as teams in three divisions — Junior Angler, Midlevel Reeler and Professionals — pitched their biomedical innovation ideas before a panel of expert judges. Inspired by TV’s […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kari Snaza, Karla Frohmader Hilsaca, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Ning Gao, Office of Entrepreneurship, Timonthy Nelson, Walleye Tank


January 4, 2022

From pediatric patient to promising researcher

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

When Delaney Liskey was 11, a mysterious temporary loss of eyesight triggered her vision for patient-driven research that integrates personal experience into scientific inquiry. She was diagnosed with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis (MS) — a rare form of the neurological disorder  in which the inflammatory system attacks the central nervous system, disrupting signals between the […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Delaney Liskey, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, multiple sclerosis, Sean Pittock


November 4, 2021

Florida duo nails it

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Editor’s Note: This article is the third in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee inventors and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. When she was an orthopedics resident in her […]

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Tags: Alligator Tank, Christine Mehner, entrepreneurship, Marion Turnbull, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic Ventures, medical innovation, medical research, Office of Entrepreneurship, orthopedic surgery, Walleye Tank


October 1, 2021

‘Our goal is to achieve a world without viral hepatitis’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Viral hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. Hundreds of millions of people live with chronic hepatitis and, because the infection often progresses to liver failure and liver cancer, millions die from it every year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “There are […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, health equity, hepatitis, hepatology, Lewis Roberts, liver cancer, liver failure


August 5, 2021

Next generation of providers equipped with regenerative medicine toolkit

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is preparing to advance a new era of health care by educating the regenerative medicine workforce of the future. Unique educational opportunities provide training for diverse students, ranging from early career scientists and health care providers to veteran practitioners. Regenerative medicine is an emerging area of practice focused on repairing, replacing or restoring […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, education, Emma Goddery, Jeremy Burgess, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education


July 27, 2021

“I wouldn’t be where I am without his mentorship”

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

It was the mid-1980s, and they bonded over grits, eggs and sausages. Onye Akwari, M.D., Department of Surgery at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Kamal Itani, M.D., a research fellow in Dr. Akwari’s lab. Dr. Akwari took Dr. Itani, who had completed medical school at the American University of Beirut in his native […]

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Tags: Kamal Itani, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Onye Akwari, research education


June 1, 2021

On the shoulders of giants

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

When Essa Mohamed, Ph.D., heard Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Peter and Frances Georgeson Professor of Gastroenterology Cancer Research, speak about liver cancer and hepatitis in the Somali population at a community meeting in 2011, he wanted to work with him. Three of Dr. Mohamed’s grandparents […]

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Tags: cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, Lewis Roberts, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, mentorship


May 20, 2021

Diagnostic test — Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., reflects on a lab in a pressure cooker

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been involved in his fair share of viral outbreaks. He led a team that worked to develop a test for the Zika virus outbreak in 2016. He was involved in planning for patients during […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, discovery research, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, virology


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