2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Awards
The following 13 research projects were selected for Regenerative Medicine Minnesota grants from 61 applications.
These grants are effective for a two-year period, 2018-2020.
CLINICAL TRIALS (research in human patients)
Aaron Krych, MD The RECLAIM trial for focal cartilage repair
DISCOVERY SCIENCE (research that provides basic knowledge)
Terence Burns, MD, PhD Safety and mechanisms of senolytic therapy for central nervous system rejuvenation.
Ping Chen, PhD Regeneration of hypothalamic neuro-architecture using liver enzyme gene transfer as an approach to treat post-dieting body weight rebound
Daniel Garry, MD, PhD Bioengineering strategies for cardiovascular disease and regeneration
Nobuaki Kikyo, MD, PhD Circadian rhythm-based differentiation of iPS cells to cardiomyocytes
Raghavendra Rao, MD Neuroprotection Using Human Extremely Low Gestational Age Neonate-Derived Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells in Neonatal Hemorrhagic Brain Injury
Jennifer Westendorf, PhD Girk channels in cartilage development and repair
TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH (research that applies basic knowledge to specific problems)
Marija Cvetanovic, PhD Determining therapeutic potential of BDNF in delaying the onset and progression of Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1)
Joseph Lillegard, MD, PhD Gene Therapy of Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type I using in vivo Lentiviral Vectors
Troy Lund, MD, PhD Accelerating Hematopoietic Cell Regeneration
Alexander Revzin, PhD Engineering microcapsules for stem cell cultivation and transplantation
Robert Tranquillo, PhD Regenerative vein valve