June 27, 2024

2024 Alumni Natasha Edman co-first author on Cell paper

Natasha Edman (E-17), and recent 2024 graduate of the UW MSTP, published her dissertation work in the journal Cell.

These beautiful designed oligomers  activate fibroblast growth factor receptor signaling in an isoform-specific fashion.  This allowed them to tune vascular endothelial cell fate Рa whole new level of control.

Scientists have created wheel-shaped proteins (right) that cause stem cells to develop into new blood vessels (left).

Image credit: Ian Haydon, from the UW Medicine Newsroom press release.