Center on medicine receives grant for public-school outreach

The Center of Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis has received a $4,000 grant from the Society for Developmental Biology to aid in the project titled “Developmental Biology Educational Outreach to St. Louis Public Schools.”

The project’s goal is to increase knowledge of and interest in developmental biology and regenerative medicine in K-12 students in St. Louis Public Schools.

The project is also a partnership with the Young Scientist Program at Washington University. The center’s co-directors are Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, PhD, head of the Department of Developmental Biology at the School of Medicine and the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Developmental Biology; and Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Angela Bowman, PhD, assistant professor of developmental biology, is the executive director.