NF Center Trainee Publishes Groundbreaking Study on the Origins of NF1 Optic Gliomas

Dr. Nicole Brossier, Instructor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, recently reported that numerous factors explain why children with NF1 develop optic gliomas. In her study, Dr. Brossier, who is a pediatric neuro-oncologist specializing in the care of children with NF1-associated brain tumors, showed that the cells which […]

Alexander Chen awarded Training Grant from the Center of Regenerative Medicine

Alexander Chen, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Gutmann Laboratory, was recently awarded a “Training in Regenerative Medicine” training grant (T32) from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. This program aims to develop highly-trained individuals by providing a unique, multidisciplinary experience for postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Chen is honored and privileged to be one […]

JSL Awarded an Arts and Healing Initiative Grant

Jazz St. Louis is pleased to announce that the Beat NF program, a jazz-music motor therapy program, has been awarded an Arts and Healing Initiative Grant from the Arts and Education Council (A&E). This grant is part of a new effort developed with the Missouri Foundation for Health to increase the capacity for the arts […]

Kyra Rosen Joins the NF Center

The NF Center recently welcomed a new undergraduate student, Kyra Rosen, to the team. Kyra studies philosophy and art history at Washington University in St. Louis, and is pursuing a career in medicine and public health. In the NF Center, she will be researching access to healthcare services for those with NF.

International NF Collaborative Research Reveals Brain Sex Differences

As part of a Berlin Institute of Health Einstein Fellowship, investigators at the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin worked with NF Center Director, David H. Gutmann, to discover sex differences in microglia function. In this study, researchers in the laboratory of Professor Helmut Kettenmann found that mouse brain cells, called microglia, react differently to Neurofibromatosis […]