Our goal is to understand, model, and recapitulate in vitro the instructive signals utilized by human embryos to pattern tissue-specific differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, and apply this knowledge towards the rational design of tissue engineered scaffolds and other regenerative therapeutic strategies. Currently, we primarily focus on generating tissues and therapies for the central nervous system.
Ashton Group In The News
- Prof. Ashton delivers a lecture in the International Society for Stem Cell Research’s Stem Bioengineering Focus Session
- Ashton lab cracks the (Zip)code of neural cells
- Ashton lab awarded $1.18 million as part of the new, EPA supported H-MAPS Center at UW–Madison
- Prof. Ashton delivers a keynote talk at UW Madison's SCRMC Fall Conference 2014
- Collaboration between Ashton and Crone labs advances derivation of matured heart muscle cells
- Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award
- Focus on new faculty: Ashton works to move medicine from treatment to cure
Randolph Ashton is awarded a "Creative Community Innovation Grant" from UW Madison's Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement to help further advance the Biomedical Engineering Department's Diversity Outreach Program.
Congratulations to Gavin Knight and Carlos Marti-Figueroa for successful research talks at the Biomedical Engineering Society's 2016 Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to Brady Lundin for a successful poster presentation at the Biomedical Engineering Society's 2016 Annual Meeting.
Brady Lundin & Akshitha Sreeram begin their research projects as 2016 Hilldale Undergraduate Research Scholars!