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

Gutmann Awarded International Fellowships

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Germany’s highest academic award for researchers outside...

Fourth International NF1 Autism Workshop Held in Washington DC

Children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) have a higher risk of developing autism spectrum disorder than their unaffected peers. Based...

NF Center Trainee Publishes World’s Largest Study on Brainstem Tumors in Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1)

Children with NF1 are at risk for developing brain tumors, which most commonly are located within the optic pathway, the...

Corina Anastasaki, PhD Promoted to Senior Research Scientist

Corina Anastasaki, PhD has recently been promoted to the role of Senior Research Scientist in the Gutmann laboratory. Dr. Anastasaki...

$3.5 Million Funds Study Aimed at Applying Precision Medicine to Rare Tumor Disorder

This article, written by Tamara Bhandari, originally appeared in the Washington University School of Medicine News Hub on April 13,...

NF Center Researchers Identify a New Growth Regulatory Circuit Critical for Malignant Glioma Survival

Glioblastoma (GBM) are the most malignant brain tumor in adults, with over 13,000 people in the United States dying from...

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...