The Theunissen Lab joined the Center of Regenerative Medicine for a St. Louis Cardinals game on Thursday, May 4th. Despite our vocal support, the Cardinals lost to the Angels. Keep up the good fight Redbirds!
SRI meeting in Brisbane, Australia
Thor spoke at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of Reproductive Investigation in Brisbane, Australia, from March 21-25, 2023. He presented our latest studies on stem-cell-based models of human placental development in the Concurrent Mini-Symposium entitled “Studying the Maternal-Fetal Interface Using Stem Cells and Organoids.” Thanks to the organizers for the kind invitation to participate in this fantastic event!
Visit to UT Southwestern
Thor visited UT Southwestern in Dallas this week and presented our latest work on human placental development in the Department of Molecular Biology Seminar Series. Thanks Jun Wu for the kind invitation!
Honors for Laura Fischer and Shafqat Khan
Two of our lab members were recognized with awards at the Department of Developmental Biology’s Annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022. The honorees are:
- Laura Fischer was recognized with the 2022-2023 Douglas Covey Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is made possible by scientific discoveries by Professor Covey and his trainees in the area of neurosteroid medicinal chemistry that led to development of clinically valuable anti-convulsants, anti-depressants, and surgical sedatives.
- Shafqat Khan received a Postdoctoral Fellow Seed of Independence Research Grant. The intent for these grants is to provide support for postdoctoral fellows who are developing an innovative project that could provide a platform for their independent research career.
Congratulations to Laura and Shafqat and looking forward to exciting discoveries!
Accessing the human trophoblast stem cell state
Our review article on the many recently uncovered paths for generating human trophoblast stem cells is now online at Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. Congratulations to Rowan Karvas and our collaborator in France, Laurent David!