Five awards funded:

  • Modulation of Early Inflammatory Response to Prevent Muscle Degeneration in Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Claudius Jarrett, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory University. School of Medicine-Orthopaedics ($25,000)
    • Johnna Temenoff, PhD, Associate Professor, Georgia Technical Institute and Emory University-Biomedical Engineering ($25,000)
  • DNA-barcoded peptide-MHC tetramers for profiling antigen-specific T cells
    • John Altman, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University-Department of Microbiology and Immunology ($25,000)
    • Gabe Kwong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Georgia Technical Institute and Emory University-Biomedical Engineering ($25,000)
  • Development of a novel immune enhancing microparticle-conjugated RIG-I agonist
    • Mehul Suthar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Pediatrics ($30,000)
    • Krishnendu Roy, PhD, Professor, Georgia Technical Institute and Emory University-Biomedical Engineering ($20,000)
  • Engineered mesenchymal stromal cells for enhancing lymphangiogenesis as a therapeutic for osteoarthritis
    • Nick Willett, PhD, Emory University, School of Medicine-Orthopaedics
    • Rebecca Levit, MD, Assistant Profesor, Division of Cardiology, Emory University ($21,062 Emory)
    • J. Brandon Dixon, PhD, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology-Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and Bioscience, Biomedical Engineering ($28,938)
  • Human mesenchymal stem cell-driven immunomodulation for enhanced engraftment of human pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes
    • Young-sup Yoon, MD, PhD, Profesor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Stem Cell Biology ($25,000)
    • Satish Kumar, PhD, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology-School of Materials Science and Engineering ($25,000)

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