News : 2016 : April

Kevin Park, Ph.D.

Researchers Find Transcription Factor Promotes Axon Regrowth in Central Nervous System Injuries

Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have found that a classical transcription factor known as STAT3 locates to different cellular regions and promotes axon regeneration in an injured adult central nervous system. Data developed by Kevin Park, Ph.D., and fellow investigators provide mechanistic insights into the mode of actions of STAT3 in the mature central ne

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From left, Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D., Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., UM President Julio Frenk, Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc, and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Miller School Faculty Members Receive Scholarly Activity and Funding Awards

Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Otolaryngology, who has identified new genes for different forms of hearing loss, is one of three winners of the 2016 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity.

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