Hannah and Lin were featured for their work in the lab in an Iowa Now article 'Undergrads learn resilience by conducting research'.
Congratulations to Michael Schrodt, who successfully completed his PhD qualifying exam!
Congrats to Jesse Liszewski! He has been awarded an Academic Year ICRU fellowship to continue his work in the lab over the next 9 months.
The Ankrum Lab has received a grant renewal from the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation to continue our efforts to enhance diabetic wound healing for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Advice on mentoring undergraduates in the lab to become fruitful undergraduate researchers was published in Nature!
From Lectures to Lab: Three steps to becoming an undergraduate researcher
Tony Burand has been awarded a spot on a T32 grant “Interdisciplinary Training in Pain Research” to support his work identifying new strategies to promote healing of diabetic wounds.
Congrats to Hannah Dobroski! She has received an ICRU Summer Fellowship to identify optimal culture conditions for umbilical cord-derived MSCs.
The Ankrum Lab has been awarded a generous gift from the Straub Foundation to continue our work identifying optimal strategies to promote the immunomodulatory potency of MSCs.
Congrats to Lauren Boland, PhD candidate, whose poster won 1st Place at the 2018 American Physician Scientist Midwest Regional Meeting!
|Prof. Ankrum was named a Scholar of the National Blood Foundation at the 2017 Annual Meeting.|
|Congrats to Tony, Lauren, and Alex on their recent publications. Our book chapter, “Engineering Organoid Systems to Model Health and Disease” and research article “A Low-Cost Technique for Intraoperative Imaging of Cell Delivery and Retention in a Model of Delayed Wound Healing” were published in Cell Therapy and Advances in Wound Care, respectively this month. Great work team!|
Congratulations to Lauren Boland, who successfully completed her PhD qualifying exam!
Prof. Ankrum awarded an Old Gold Faculty Development Fellowship from the College of Engineering
Lauren Boland won 3rd Place at the American Physician Scientist Regional Meeting!
Nov. 1, 2016
Ankrum & Potthoff labs awarded $100,000 seed grant
The Ankrum and Potthoff Labs have been awarded a Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Convergence Seed Grant to
Generate a Novel Pharmacological Approach to Increase Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis.
Congrats to Lauren and Alex on winning a prize for their "sidewalk chalk talk" in the UI Health Care Summer Olympics.
June 16, 2016: The Daily Iowan
Research takes aim at strokes using cells
The research of James Ankrum, University of Iowa assistant professor of biomedical engineering, focuses on generating improved cell-based therapies, a type of treatment in which instead of using drugs, donor cells are administered to a patient.His research could present a solution to what some consider a prevalent medical emergency.