Mission

Regenerative medicine seeks to replace lost, damaged or diseased tissue with new, healthy tissue through procedures not requiring organ donation and transplantation. Regenerative therapies have not been developed for most organ systems, including the brain, heart, kidney, pancreas, and joints. While strategies in the past decade have focused on potential therapies involving treatment with cell populations, tapping into natural regeneration programs and boosting the endogenous capacity of tissue to regenerate or rejuvenate is a prerogative for the field today. This is where the discovery science of developmental and regeneration biology and the application of regenerative medicine must meet and work together closely.

Duke Regeneration Center seeks to accomplish this goal, by bringing faculty, trainees and staff together to advance education, discovery science, translational research, and development of therapies.

To join Duke Regeneration Center, or for general inquiries please email us at dukeregeneration@duke.edu

 

Regeneration Research Fellowship for Duke Medical Students-Application deadline extended!

Overview: Duke Regeneration Center (DRC) is pleased to announce an inaugural fellowship for Duke medical students interested in regeneration research. The goal of this fellowship is to encourage the development of future physician-scientists who pursue basic research in regeneration and regenerative medicine fields that are linked to clinical areas of interest. It is recognized that… Continue Reading Regeneration Research Fellowship for Duke Medical Students-Application deadline extended!

Announcements

5/10/2022
Duke Regeneration Center is pleased to announce the first recipient of our new Duke Regeneration Scholar Award. These awards are given to applicants to Duke biomedical PhD programs who have an offer of admission and demonstrate a strong interest in regenerative biology. This year, Mr. Paulo Belato is our awardee. Paulo is currently an undergraduate researcher at the University of Connecticut and will enter the Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG) this fall. The award comes with a one time supplemental stipend of $5,000. Congratulations Paulo!

5/9/2022
DRC is excited to announce the winners of the Duke Regeneration Center Fellowship to Accelerate Career Independence:

Archan Chakraborty, Ph.D. of the Fox Lab
Yueyuan Xu, Ph.D. of the Diao Lab
Saratchandra Khumukcham, Ph.D. of the Roper Lab

Congratulations to the winners!

5/2/2022
DRC Co-Director, Debby Silver is a new Editor at the journal, Development.

The T32 grant for the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program is officially renewed!

3/1/2022
DRC is excited to announce the publication of a new volume co-edited by DRC Head, Kenneth Poss and Co-Director, Don Fox. The book, titled Regeneration, has over 20 chapters written by leaders in the field of regenerative biology and is available from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in a variety of formats. 

10/1/2021
Duke Regeneration Center is exited to announce a call out for applications for a Regeneration Research Fellowship for Duke Medical students. Please see Programs & Funding Opportunities  for additional information.

9/30/2021
From the Fox Lab:
Delisa Clay successfully defended her thesis this week titled: “Mitotic DNA Damage Responses in Drosophila Polyploid Rectal Papillar Cells”

Dr. Don Fox will be giving an invited talk at the (virtual) Mount Desert Island Biological Labs meeting titled: “Polyploidy in Development, Evolution, and Disease”.

9/20/2021
Duke Regeneration Center is exited to announce a call out for applications for postdoctoral research awards to accelerate career independence. Please see Programs & Funding Opportunities for additional information.

9/15/2021
Drs. Ken Poss and David Sherwood awarded with a Pew Innovation Fund to study the coordinated signaling process that takes place within the body during tissue repair and regeneration. Click here to read more.

Delisa Clay of the Fox Lab is excited to announce her first author paper was accepted by the Journal of Cell Biology. The title of the paper is “Persistent DNA Damage Signaling and DNA Polymerase Theta Promote Broken Chromosome Segregation”.

Duke Regeneration Center launched July 1, 2021!

Regeneromics services available now! More information under Regeneromics tab in the menu.

Join the International Society for Regenerative Biology. Visit website here isrbio.org

We thank our partners, the Department of Cell Biology, the Department of Surgery, and the Dean’s Office at the Duke University School of Medicine