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Regenerative Medicine Today

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine presents Regenerative Medicine Today. It is an audio podcast series that features interviews with scientists, clinicians, and patients. The series addresses emerging science and new therapies, where the primary strategy is to repair/replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues vs. the classical approach that is used today to treat the symptoms of the insult to the body.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #227 – George Hussey

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. George Hussey.  Dr. Hussey is an Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pathology. Dr. Hussey discusses his research in clinical translation of extracellular matrix (ECM)-based materials for functional tissue reconstruction.

For more information about Dr. Hussey, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | November 30th, 2021|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #226 – Heth Turnquist

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Heth Turnquist.  Dr. Turnquist is an Associate Professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Immunology. Dr. Turnquist discusses his research in regulatory cell networks in transplantation.

For more information about Dr. Turnquist, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | October 29th, 2021|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #225 – Partha Roy

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Partha Roy.  Dr. Roy is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Cell Biology, and Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Roy discusses his research in directed cell migration and actin-binding proteins (ABPs).

For more information about Dr. Roy, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | September 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #224 – Eric Lagasse and Michael Hufford

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Drs. Eric Lagasse and Michael Hufford.  Dr. Lagasse is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, and a founder of Lygenesis, an organ regeneration company enabling a patient’s own lymph nodes to be used as bioreactors to regrow functioning ectopic organs. Dr. Hufford is Co-Founder and CEO at LyGenesis. Drs. Lagasse and Hufford discuss their work in ectopic organogenesis.

For more information about Dr. Lagasse, please click here.

For more information about Dr. Hufford, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | August 30th, 2021|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #223 – Samira Kiani

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Samira Kiani. Dr. Kiani is an Associate Professor, Liver Research Center, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kiani discusses her research in gene editing as well as her work with the organization, Tomorrow.Life.

For more information about Dr. Kiani, please click here.

For more information about Tomorrow.Life, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | July 30th, 2021|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #222 – Juliana Blum

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Juliana Blum  Dr. Blum is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Corporate Development of Humacyte, a clinical-stage biotechnology platform company developing universally implantable bioengineered human tissue at a commercial scale. Dr. Blum discusses her work at Humacyte, focusing on the development and manufacture of bioengineered human tissues. This podcast was recorded in conjunction with the Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine.

*Humacyte’s products are not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are currently in clinical evaluation.

For more information about Dr. Blum and Humacyte, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #221 – Neill Turner

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Neill Turner  Dr. Turner is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Turner discusses his research in tissue engineering and wound healing.

For more information about Dr. Turner, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | May 27th, 2021|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #220 – Keith Kaufman

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Mr. Keith Kaufman.  Mr. Kaufman suffered a motorcycle accident in 2002. Mr. Kaufman discusses his regenerative medicine treatment and recovery.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | April 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #219 – Eric Schmuck

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Eric Schmuck.  Dr. Schmuck is an Associate Scientist and Director of Translational Research for the Dr. Amish Raval Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Schmuck discusses his research in cardio-regenerative medicine. This podcast was recorded in conjunction with the Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine.

For more information about Dr. Schmuck, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #218 – Stephen Winowich

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Mr. Stephen Winowich.  Mr. Winowich is the President of Procirca, a subsidiary of UPMC. Mr. Winowich discusses his pioneering work at Procirca and the Artificial Heart Program at UPMC.

For more information about Mr. Winowich, please click here.

For more information about Procirca, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | February 25th, 2021|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #217 – Yoram Vodovotz and Michael Parkinson

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Drs. Yoram Vodovotz and Michael Parkinson.  Dr. Vodovotz is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Center for Inflammation and Regeneration Modeling at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Parkinson is a Senior Medical Director, Health and Productivity, with UPMC Health Plan. Drs. Vodovotz and Parkinson discuss their work in Lifestyle Medicine.

For more information about Dr. Vodovotz, please click here.

For more information about Dr. Parkinson, please click here.

To read about the panel discussions from the Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit, please click here.

To listen to presentations from the Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #216 – Peter Alexander


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Peter Alexander.  Dr. Alexander is the Assistant Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery both within the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Alexander discusses his research in the development of in vitro and in vivo models in orthopaedics.

For more information about Dr. Alexander, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #215 – Harvey Borovetz and Salim Olia


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Drs. Harvey Borovetz and Salim Olia.  Dr. Borovetz is a Distinguished Professor and former Chair (2002-2013) in the Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, the Robert L. Hardesty Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, a Professor – Clinical and Translational Science Institute and a University Honors College Faculty Fellow. Dr. Olia is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and ECMO Coordinator, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, at the University of Pennsylvania. Drs. Borovetz and Olia discuss their research in pediatric ventricular assist devices.

For more information about Dr. Borovetz, please click here.

For more information about Dr. Olia, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | November 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #214 – Fabrisia Ambrosio


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio.  Dr. Ambrosio is the Director of Rehabilitation for UPMC International and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ambrosio discusses regenerative rehabilitation and the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T).

For more information about Dr. Ambrosio, please click here.

For more information about AR3T, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | October 30th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #213 – Alejandro Nieponice


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Alejandro Nieponice.  Dr. Nieponice is the Chief of The Esophageal Unit at Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a faculty member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nieponice discusses his research utilizing ECM-derived scaffolds to regenerate esophageal tissue with the aim of decreasing the morbidity and mortality of current surgical procedures.

For more information about Dr. Nieponice , please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

McGowan Institute Research Site
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By | September 30th, 2020|Tags: |
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