NeuroRestorative Therapy

Organizers: Hiroko Yano, Albert Kim, Fumihiko Urano Read More


To restore neurological function in patients suffering from diseases that impact the human nervous system through the development of novel multidisciplinary therapeutic strategies.

1) Development and implementation of clinical trials for patients with neurological diseases using regenerative medicine-, cell-, drug-, and virus-based approaches
2) Development of patient tissue-derived models of human diseases

Target disease areas
Neurodegenerative diseases
Spinal cord injury
Brain tumors

Specific neurological diseases of interest include: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Wolfram syndrome, spinal cord injury, and brain tumors (glioblastoma, meningioma, pituitary tumors)

Organizers/Contact Information

For additional information about the NeuroRestorative Therapy Group, please contact the faculty organizers Hiroko Yano, Albert Kim, and Fumihiko Urano or the Hope Center.

2020/2021 Schedule, NeuroRestorative Group

1st Wednesday of the month
Zoom conference

For virtual meeting information email the Hope Center.

  • September 2: Albert Kim (WashU Neurosurgery) “Schwannoma Surgery: Understanding cranial nerve tumors and cranial nerve protection”
  • October 7: Rie Asada (Urano lab, WashU Medicine) “Therapeutic Development for Optic nerve atrophy in Wolfram syndrome using iPSC models”
  • November 4: Thorold Theunissen (WashU Developmental Biology) “Understanding pluripotent stem cell states and their applications in regenerative medicine”
  • December 2: Lucia Capano (Yoo lab, WashU Developmental Biology) “Evaluation of miRNA-mediated direct neuronal reprogramming as a model for tauopathies”
  • January 6: Shuntaro Morikawa (Urano lab, WashU Medicine)
  • February 3: Jeffrey Millman (WashU Medicine)
  • March 3: Kristen Kroll (WashU Developmental Biology)
  • April 7
  • May 5

For previous years’ talks, check out the archives links below.

All meetings are listed on the ONR Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.

Archives of previous seasons






NeuroRestorative Faculty

Faculty organizers: Hiroko Yano, Albert Kim, Fumihiko Urano

Affiliated faculty

Rajendra Apte (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Angela Bowman (WashU Developmental Biology)
Hong Chen (WashU Biomedical Engineering/Radiation Oncology)
Patricia Dickson (WashU Pediatrics)
Gavin Dunn (WashU Neurosurgery)
Albert Kim (WashU Neurosurgery)
Jonathan Kipnis (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Eric Lenze (WashU Psychiatry)
Timothy Miller (WashU Neurology)
Jeffrey Millman (WashU Medicine)
Andrew Nguyen (Saint Louis University)
Cynthia Ortinau (WashU Pediatrics)
Wilson Zachary Ray (WashU Neurosurgery)
Maria Remedi (WashU Medicine)
Jennifer Strahle (WashU Neurosurgery)
Fumihiko Urano (WashU Medicine)
Hiroko Yano (WashU Neurosurgery)
Andrew Yoo (WashU Developmental Biology)