Kenneth D. Poss Laboratory Notebooks, 1998-2018

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Summary

Creator:
Poss, Ken
Abstract:
Kenneth D. Poss, James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Biology, Professor in Medicine, and the Director of the Regeneration Next Initiative at Duke University runs the Poss Laboratory, which studies tissue regeneration. Contains laboratory notebooks documenting work done by lab managers, undergraduate students, lab technicians, rotation students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the Poss Laboratory. Major topics include regeneration and cell biology. Materials date to 1998 to 2018.
Extent:
15 Linear Feet (10 cartons)
Collection ID:
MC.0169

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Scope and content:

Contains laboratory notebooks documenting work done by lab managers, undergraduate students, lab technicians, rotation students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the Poss Laboratory. Major topics include regeneration and cell biology. Materials date to 1998 to 2018.

Biographical / historical:

Kenneth D. Poss attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he received a BA in Biology (1992). Poss received his PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1998). Afterwards, he completed post-doctoral work in organ regeneration at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the laboratory of Mark Keating in the Department of Human Genetics (1998-2000) and the Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in the laboratory of Mark Keating in the Department of Cardiology (2000-2003). In 2003, Poss joined Duke as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology. In 2009, Poss became an Associate Professor. He holds appointments as the James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Biology, and Professor in Medicine, as well has being the Director of the Regeneration Next Initiative at Duke University where he runs the Poss Laboratory.
Critical questions for Poss and his laboratory are how and why tissue regeneration does (or does not) occur. New discovers in the biology of regeneration have the potential to impact clinical outcomes of many diseases of organ damage, including heart failure, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. It has been known for centuries that salamanders and fish regenerate complex tissues much more effectively than mammals. Zebrafish have emerged as a central model system for studying regeneration, due to their ability to regenerate myriad tissues and to the availability of molecular genetic tools. Over the past decade, The Poss Laboratory has spearheaded the use of zebrafish to reveal concepts and mechanisms of regeneration. They study the initial morphogenesis and injury-induced regeneration of several tissues in zebrafish. There is a focus on heart regeneration, appendage regeneration, and spinal cord regeneration. Student and postdoc projects investigate adult hearts, fins, spinal cord, skin, scales, and other tissues. They have also begun to test ideas in mammalian models.
Poss has authored close to 100 peer reviewed publications and received numerous awards and honors. Some are as follows: Development Traveling Fellowship (1998); Fellow, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation (1999); Whitehead Scholar, Duke University (2003); Scientist Development Award, American Heart Association (2004); Basil O'Connor Scholar Award, March of Dimes (2005); Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, Pew Charitable Trusts (2006); Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association (2007); Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2009); Maren Fellow in Regenerative Biology, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (2010); Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging, American Federation for Aging Research (2010); BMC Developmental Biology, Deputy Section Editor and Associate Editor, (2010-present); Member, AHA Study Section (CV Development, Region II Consortium) (2008-2009); Member, NIH CDD Study Section (2011-2017); and Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize, Duke University (2011)

Acquisition information:
Accession A2019.016 (transferred by Amy Dickson, February 2019)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: March 2019

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Accession A2019.016, 1998-2018.
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Personal Name(s):
Poss, Ken
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. School of Medicine
Topical Term(s):
Regeneration.
Laboratories.
Research.
Cell Biology.

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Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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[Identification of item], Kenneth D. Poss Laboratory Notebooks, Duke University Medical Center Archives.