Gutmann Completes His Tenure as Council Member at the National Institutes of Health

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD recently finished his four-year term as a member of the Advisory Council for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This national advisory council advises the NINDS on policy and procedures affecting its research programs and provides a second level of […]

Former NF Center Trainee Awarded DoD Early Stage Investigator Award

Yuan Pan, PhD, was recently awarded the Early Investigator Research Award from the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis (NF) Research Program. The Early Investigator Research Award was to support NF-focused research and promote career development towards an independent researcher in the NF field. Dr. Pan joined Dr. Gutmann’s laboratory as a postdoctoral research fellow to study […]

Gutmann honored for 25 years at Washington University

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and Vice Chair for Research Affairs for Neurology, was recently honored for twenty five years of service as faculty at Washington University. Upon his arrival in St. Louis in late 1993, he established the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinical Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to care […]

May is NF Awareness Month!

May is NF Awareness Month, join the Washington University NF Center in raising awareness, and supporting education and research, throughout the Neurofibromatosis community. FACTS ABOUT NEUROFIBROMATOSIS A set of complex genetic disorders that affects almost every organ system NF1 affects one of every 3,000 births Occurs worldwide, and in both sexes, as well as all […]

International NF Team Discovers New Markers for Microglia

Monocytes/macrophages are immune system-like cells important for normal brain function. In the healthy brain, resident microglia are the major macrophage cell population; however, in brain tumors, peripheral monocytes/macrophages can infiltrate the brain and participate in brain tumor growth. Distinguishing these two populations is often challenging, owing to a paucity of universally accepted and reliable markers. […]