Upcoming Events

  1. MSTP Dinner Meeting

    September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. MSTP Brunch

    October 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. MSTP Dinner Meeting

    November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. MSTP Dinner Meeting

    January 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What’s Happening

UW MSTP student Jack Rose (E-10) has a new Nature Methods publication in collaboration with fellow E-11 MSTP student BJ Valente in which they developed two new tools: ciCas9—a rapidly inducible Cas9 construct, and DSB-ddPCR—a method for time-resolved quantification of double strand breaks in DNA. Using these tools, they investigated CRISPR/Cas9 editing kinetics in human cells.

E-12 UW MSTP student Chris Arakawa (Bioengineering, DeForest Lab) has a new Advanced Materials paper in which he showcases a new way to create blood vessels using lasers and a synthetic light sensitive biomaterial. Using this novel technique and material he successfully has created the world’s smallest artificial human blood vessels to date with complete 4D control and demonstrates a way to create devices and architectures inside the vessel lumen.

UW MSTP students Madeleine Geisheker (E-12, first author) and Gabe Heymann (E-13, second author) have a new Nature Neuro paper characterizing the properties of missense mutations in those with autism and other neurodevelopment disorders showing these mutations tend to cluster in specific regions important to protein function, and in genes involved in neuronal signaling.

UW MSTP student Greg Findlay (E-12) is co-first author on a new Nature paper. The paper presents a new technique to create hundreds to thousands of targeted mutations in the human genome and assess the consequences of each one in a rapid and cost-effective manner.