Dr. Krencik and his team have designed neural organoids, also known as “miniature brains,” to contain both mature neurons and astrocytic glial cells in relative proportions similar to that in the human brain. Read more.
Samira Aghlara-Fotovat, a Rice University Department of Bioengineering graduate student in the Krencik laboratory, received a 1st place award at the 2021 Mission Connect Annual Symposium for her research poster presentation.
A Krencik lab research paper, “Humanized Biomimetic Nanovesicles for Neuron Targeting” was published in Advanced Science in collaboration with the Taraballi lab at Houston Methodist. It describes a novel theranostic tool for the nervous system. [...]
During the summer of 2021, the Krencik Lab hosted two summer interns, Alan Ta (pictured at far left) and Ayisat Adegbindin (pictured second from left). Alan is a rising sophomore at Texas A&M University, where [...]
A Krencik Lab review paper, “Targeting the extracellular matrix for immunomodulation: applications in drug delivery and cell therapies,” was published in Drug Delivery and Translational Research. Samira Aghlara-Fotovat, a bioengineering PhD student at Rice University, [...]
Dr. Caroline Cvetkovic received the Excellence in Mentoring Award sponsored by Houston Methodist’s Office of Graduate Studies and Trainee Affairs during National Postdoctoral Fellow Appreciation Week, September 2020. The Award honors a postdoctoral fellow for [...]
When neuroscientist Robert Krencik figured out how to fast-track the growth of mini-brains, he shared his process with the scientific community. Over the past two years, his method has been adopted in labs around the [...]
A Krencik Lab review paper was featured on the Developmental Dynamics cover for the special issue “Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering in Development, Disease & Repair” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwU15k3WwAEKg2y.jpg:large
Over the past decade, mutations in genes encoding RAS family members, other components of an intracellular signaling cascade that RAS controls, and proteins that modify the cascade have been recognized ... Read more.
A team led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, has directed human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells to become immature astrocytes in the laboratory (Krencik R et al. Nat [...]
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have cooked up a method to nudge pluripotent stem cells all the way to astrocytes. The new protocol, published online May 22 in Nature Biotechnology, means researchers can better [...]