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.

2021 Spring Schedule, NeuroRestorative Group

1st Wednesday of the month
Zoom conference

For virtual meeting information email the Hope Center.

  • January 6: Shuntaro Morikawa (Urano lab, WashU Medicine) “Regenerative Gene therapy for Optic Nerve Atrophy in Wolfram syndrome”
  • February 3:  Matthew Ishahak (Millman lab, WashU Medicine) “A Microfluidic Platform for Culture and Assessment of Organoids”
  • March 3: Kristen Kroll (WashU Developmental Biology) “Regulatory networks that specify human cortical interneurons and their dysregulation in neurodevelopmental disorders”
  • April 7: William Buchser (WashU Genetics) “Neuronal Image-Based Multiplexed Assay of Variant Effects”
  • May 5: Kathleen Schoch (Miller lab, WashU Neurology) “Tau reduction and removal: A combination approach to therapy”

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

Fall 2020






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)