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Michelle Wegscheid, MD/PhD trainee, Joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Michelle Wegscheid is an MD/PhD trainee in the Neurosciences Program at Washington University. She graduated from the University of Illinois...

Mouse Study Reveals Treatment Window to Stabilize Vision Loss

Researchers at the Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center used a mouse model of NF1 brain tumors to discover better ways...

NF Center Researchers Discover a New Target for Potential MPNST Treatment

In an effort to discover new genetic mutations in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), deadly sarcomas , Dr. Angela...

Dr. Matthew Stroh Joins the Gutmann Laboratory

We would like to welcome Dr. Matthew Stroh to the Gutmann Laboratory. After graduating with honors with a PhD in...

Female Hormones Increase Risk of Vision Loss in NF1

Recent NF Center research has revealed that female sex hormones are the underlying reason why girls with NF1 who have...

Washington University NF Center Hosts Missouri Freshmen Legislators

Newly-elected Missouri State Representatives toured the NF Center to learn more about how the relationship between Washington University and the...

NF Center Director Awarded Prestigious Research Program Award

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and Director of the Washington University NF Center was...

NF Center Researcher Receives Career Development Award

Dr. Angela Hirbe, a medical oncologist and member of the NF Center, recently received a career development award from SARC,...

Scientists Link Single Gene to Some Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder

NF Center clinician-researcher, Stephanie Morris, MD, and her colleagues have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people...

Washington University NF Center Receives New National Cancer Institute Grant

Dr. Gutmann and his team at the NF Center were recently awarded a new grant from the National Cancer Institute...