Courtney’s Corner: Learning to Ride a Bike

Soon the weather will start to warm up and Spring will be right around the corner! That means it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities like riding bikes. Learning to ride a bike can be challenging for any child, but it might be especially frustrating for children with NF1. Children with NF1 tend to […]

Message from the Director

It has been another exciting and productive year of advances in research and clinical care at the Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center. Our clinical and laboratory investigators continue to expand their research initiatives aimed at developing personalized medical approaches for people affected with NF. In addition, we are so grateful for the ongoing partnerships with […]

Gutmann Wins Prestigious Neuro-Oncology Prize

Honored for work on pediatric brain tumors David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and vice chair for research affairs in the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Abhijit Guha Award from the Society for Neuro-Oncology and the Section on Tumors of […]

NF Center Trainee Presents at Annual American Neurological Association Meeting

Michelle Wegscheid, a combined MD-PhD student in the laboratory of David Gutmann, presented her exciting work on cerebral organoids (“mini-brains”) at the 2019 American Neurological Association meeting in St. Louis. Michelle is using these reprogrammed organoids to study the impact of patient NF1 gene mutations on human brain development.