We are thrilled to announce that Marjorie Brand, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Dilworth, Ph.D., will both join the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health in early 2023.
Dr. Brand and Dr. Dilworth both currently hold appointments as Senior Scientists at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Dilworth is also a Full Professor in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, and Dr. Brand is a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, both at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Brand’s research program seeks to understand how hematopoietic stem cells differentiate into blood cells and how the deregulation of this process leads to leukemia. Her interests are in the fundamental mechanisms through which transcription and chromatin control cell fate decisions. In her lab, she is using a broad spectrum of approaches, including multi-omics, in vivo models (leukemia mouse models, human leukemic cell xenotransplantation in immunodeficient mice), and single-cell technologies. In addition to becoming a Full Professor in the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology, she will join the Wisconsin Blood Cancer Research Institute and the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.
Dr. Dilworth’s team focuses on muscle regeneration by examining how signals from the injured muscle environment control muscle stem cell function to coordinate the repair process. His laboratory approaches these questions by exploring the role of epigenetics in determining the ability of stem cells to efficiently respond to injury signals from the muscle and how these epigenetic processes are modified in conditions (diseases and aging) that lead to muscle wasting and frailty. Dr. Dilworth will be a Full Professor in the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology and join the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.
The Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology, the Wisconsin Blood Cancer Research Institute and the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center are thrilled to welcome Drs. Brand and Dilworth to UW-Madison!