8 awards funded:

  • Lymph Node-Targeting of Adoptively Transferred Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Via CCR7 Expression Reprogramming for Immunotherapy
    • Ian Copland, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Hematology & Medical Oncology ($35,000)
    • Susan N. Thomas, PhD, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering ($35,000)
  • Toward the Development of Molecular Therapeutics for Uterine Leiomyoma: 3D Mechanical Culture Models for Dissecting the Molecular Signaling Pathways Mediating Fibroid Growth and Development
    • Stacey Schutte, PhD, Instructor, Emory University School of Medicine Gynecology & Obstetrics ($35,000)
    • Michelle R. Dawson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering ($35,000)
  • Dominant-Negative-TNF-Transporting HDL - Polymer Nanoparticle for Treating Neuroinflammation Associated with Alzheimer's-Like Pathology
    • Malu Tansey, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Physiology ($40,000)
    • Young Tae Kim, PhD, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering ($30,000)
  • Role of Fhl1b in Neogenesis and Regeneration of B-Cells
    • Changwon Park, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Pediatrics ($35,000)
    • Chong H. Shin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology College of Sciences Biology ($35,000)
  • Preclinical Evaluation of Cellular Encapsulation in a Porcine Model of Critical Limb Ischemia
    • Robert Taylor, MD, PhD, Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Medicine ($35,000)
    • Shannon P. Holmes, DVM, MSc, DACVR, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging ($35,000)
  • Longitudinal MRI and MRS Assessment of iPSC Neural Stem Cell Treatment in White Brain Matter (Renewal)
    • Franklin West, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia School of Agriculture & Environmental Science Animal & Dairy Science ($34,984)
    • Hui Mao, PhD, Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Radiology and Imaging Sciences ($34,976)
  • Biofunctionalized Hydrogels for Intestinal Epithelial Stem Cell Delivery (Renewal)
    • Andres Garcia, PhD, Regents Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering ($37,500)
    • Asma Nusrat, MD, Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Pathology & Laboratory Medicine ($37,500)
  • Towards a Robust Cell Culture Model for Studying the Formation, Maintenance, and Regeneration of the Neuromuscular Junction Circuit
    • Wilfried Rossoll, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Cell Biology ($35,000)
    • Younan Xia, PhD, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Biomedical Engineering ($35,000)

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