Take a number 2Lab News

Keep up with what's happening in the lab! Here we highlight any significant events that have been going on from conferences, to publications, to new staff!


October - December 2017

  • New publication: Protic, O., Islam, MS., Greco, S., Giannubilo, SR., Lamanna, P., Petraglia, F., Ciavattini, A., Castellucci, M., Hinz, B., Ciarmela, P. (2017): Activin A in Inflammation, Tissue Repair, and Fibrosis: Possible Role as Inflammatory and Fibrotic Mediator of Uterine Fibroid Development and Growth. Seminars of Reproductive Medicine.
  • New publication:  Rashedi, I., Talele, N., Wang, X.-H., Hinz, B., Radisic, M., and Keating, A. (2017): Collagen scaffold enhances the regenerative properties of mesenchymal stromal cells. PLoS One.


  • Welcome to Dong Ok Son (Donna), joining our lab as Research Associate. Donna comes from St. Michael’s hospital with a PhD in Applied Biochemistry (University of Tokio) and 10 years post-doctoral research experience. Excited to have you in the team!
  • Good-bye and Good-Luck to our extraordinary technician and master of all trades Stellar Boo. We wish Stellar much success in her new endeavors at Blue Rock Therapeutics! You will be dearly missed.
  • Good-bye and good luck for John Blaikley who left us by the end of December to continue his research with his own abandoned group in in Manchester – John, you have been an extraordinary enrichment of our team.
  • Welcome to Nina Noskovicova, who started a Post-Doc in the Hinz lab in November. Nina performed her PhD thesis in the group of Oliver Eickelberg (Munich, Germany) on projects related to TGF-? signaling in lung fibrosis and fibroblast biology.