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)

Mohamad Bydon, MD  CELLTOP: A Phase I Clinical Trial of Autologous Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Paralysis due to Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

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


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