Read the latest news about scientific breakthroughs, clinical findings and special events benefiting neurofibromatosis research.

New Therapy Identified for MPNST in NF1

New Therapy Identified for MPNST in NF1
One of the most aggressive tumors in people with NF1 is the malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST). A recent team science study led by Christine Pratilas MD at Johns Hopkins University, David Largaespada PhD and David Wood PhD at University of Minnesota, Sara Gosline PhD at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Angela Hirbe, MD, PhD […]

New Parent Guide to Childhood Development

New Parent Guide to Childhood Development
Whether you grew up around children or never held a baby in your life, becoming a new parent can be overwhelming. In the blink of an eye your entire life has changed, and you now need to figure out how to care for this little, tiny human. Then, just when you think you might be […]

The Gutmann Laboratory Welcomes New Staff Scientist, Dr. Enquan Xu

The Gutmann Laboratory Welcomes New Staff Scientist, Dr. Enquan Xu
We want to welcome Dr. Enquan Xu to the Gutmann Laboratory. Dr. Xu graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2017 with a PhD in Neuropharmacology and Immunology. He previously studied the role of immune cells in methamphetamine-induced Parkinson’s disease. Currently, he serves as a staff scientist in the Gutmann Laboratory. Enquan is focused […]

Rui Mu joins the NF Center as a Bioinformatic Specialist in the Gutmann Laboratory

Rui Mu joins the NF Center as a Bioinformatic Specialist in the Gutmann Laboratory
Rui recently graduated from the Master of Science in Biostatistics (MSIBS) program at Washington University School of Medicine. Following graduation, she joined the Gutmann laboratory as a full-time Bioinformatics Research Analyst. In this position, she analyzes single-cell RNA sequencing and bulk RNA sequencing data for numerous scientific research projects, applies and develops new methods for […]

Message from the Director

Message from the Director
This year marks a milestone as we celebrate 30 years of Neurofibromatosis (NF) research and medical care at Washington University. Over this period, we have witnessed the dramatic expansion of both our clinical and research programs, with the addition of new initiatives, laboratories, and patient care providers. The dedication of our team members has culminated […]