Eight awards funded:

  • Transplantation of bioenergetics-enriched stem cells to boost muscle regeneration in ischemic myopathy
    • Young C. Jang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering ($35,000)
    • Luke P. Brewster, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine ($30,000)
    • Franklin D. West, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Georgia, Regenerative Bioscience Center ($5,000)
  • Hydrogels for Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Treat Graft-vs-Host Disease
    • Andrés J. García, Ph.D., Regents¿ Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology ($35,000)
    • Muna Qayed, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine ($17,500)
    • Raghavan Chinnadurai, PhD., Instructor, Hematology and Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine ($17,500)
  • HDL-mimetic nanocarriers for miRNA-mediated direct cell reprogramming for vascular regeneration
    • YongTae Kim, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology ($35,000)
    • Young-sup Yoon, Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Emory University ($35,000)
  • Single-cell epigenomics: Towards understanding the mechanisms regulating cell potency and epigenetic stability for regenerative biomanufacturing
    • Rabindranath De La Fuente DVM., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine ($35,000)
    • Yuhong Fan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and GRA Distinguished Scholar, School of Biological Sciences and the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology ($35,000)
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Lohitash Karumbaiah, Assistant Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Regenerative Bioscience Center, The University of Georgia
    • Maysam Ghovanloo, Associate Professor, Electronic Design and Applications, and Bioengineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Microfluidic technologies to rapidly collect stem cells for treatment of damaged cornea
    • Prof. Todd Sulchek, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology ($35,000)
    • Prof. James Lauderdale, Associate Professor, Cellular Biology, University of Georgia ($35,000)
  • Enhancing transplanted MSC engraftment by selective opening of the bone marrow niche for hypophosphatasia renewal
    • Luke J. Mortensen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, E.L. Rhodes Center for ADS & College of Engineering, University of Georgia ($35,000)
    • Edward A. Botchwey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology ($35,000)
  • Development of novel iPSC-RBCs engineered to tolerize recipients to alloantigens that complicate transfusion and other cell therapies
    • John D. Roback, MD PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine ($35,000)
    • James Dahlman, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology ($35,000)

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