Six awards funded:

  • Enhancing Multiple Myeloma Vaccine Response after Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
    • Zaid Al-Kadhimi, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Hematology and Medical Oncology ($35,000)
    • Manu Platt, PhD, Associate Professor, Georgia Technical Institute and Emory University-Biomedical Engineering ($35,000)
  • A Novel Cell Delivery Strategy for the Myocardium
    • Robert Taylor, MD, PhD, Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Cardiology and Biomedical Engineering ($35,000)
    • Andres J. Garcia, PhD, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology-School of Mechanical Engineering ($35,000)
  • Development of a Robotic Platform for MRI-guided Cellular Therapeutic Infusions
    • John Oshinski, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Radiology and Imaging Sciences ($35,000)
    • Zion Tsz Ho Tse, PhD, Assistant Professor, the University of Georgia-College of Engineering ($35,000)
  • An ImmunoEngineering strategy to restore immune-homeostasis and improve regenerative intervention outcomes following severe musculoskeletal trauma
    • Nick Willett, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Orthopaedics
    • Krishnendu Roy, PhD, Professor, Georgia Technical Institute and Emory University-Biomedical Engineering ($35,000)
  • Selective Removal of Residual Stem Cells Using Qß Virus-Like Particles
    • Chinhui Xu, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Pediatrics ($35,000)
    • M.G. Finn, PhD, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology-School of Biochemistry and Chemistry ($35,000)
  • Identification of Surface Glycoproteins as Effective Biomarkers of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Progenitors
    • Chinhui Xu, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Pediatrics ($35,000)
    • Ronghu Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology-School of Chemistry and Biochemistry ($35,000)

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