October 2019 | E-Newsletter
Missouri Cures Education Foundation is a statewide non-profit alliance working to promote & protect medical advances to improve the health of Missourians and stimulate the economy in our state. Donations are tax-deductible & support education and outreach programs.
Director's Notes:
I had the opportunity to attend the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine's Cell & Gene Therapy symposium this month. The research taking place in regenerative medicine has the promise to find cures and therapies for devastating diseases in the future. I was honored to be recognized as one of the founding members of ARM. Ten years ago the organization was started by a group of researchers, patient advocacy groups and large and small companies. ARM is now an international organization with over 300 members whose focus is specifically on the issues facing regenerative medicine and advanced therapies. To learn more about ARM, visit their website, www.alliancerm.org.
Kindest regards,
Dena Ladd
Executive Director
Missouri Cures Education Foundation
Dena Ladd, Executive Director of the Missouri Cures Education Foundation with ARM Co-Founders, Michael Werner & Morrie Ruffin.
News Around Missouri:
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WISER Woman:
Dr. Supriya Shivakumar is Head of Strategy, Gene Editing and Novel Modalities at MillaporeSigma. She started in academic science with a PhD in oncology in the lab of nobel Laureate Harold Varmus at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by a translational research postdoc. Her focus is our innovation, marketing and business development strategies driving gene editing to cell and gene therapy. She states, “I found that my greatest passion is for the intersection of business and cutting edge science.”

You can learn more about Supriya and her work at our upcoming 2019 WISER Conference in St. Louis.
Meet a Researcher
Meet Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, Distinguished University Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Biology and Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine, and Director, Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology.

Dr. Gordon's outstanding work on studying how gut microbes could make processed foods healthier is a highlighted in a featured article above. His lab's focus is on the role of the gut microbiota in defining our nutritional status.

You can learn more about his team and his fascinating work here.
National & International:
Missouri Cures Education Foundation Events:
Watch Dena Ladd on FOX 2 discussing the 6th annual "Women In Science, Entrepreneurship and Research" conference happening in downtown St. Louis on November 1.
Friday, November 1, 2019, 1-5:30 p.m. at St. Louis Union Station. Register today!
Community Events:
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