Research Grants Awarded

Reseach grants support Minnesota scientific and medical research that has the potential to translate to clinical advances in regenerative medicine. Grants typically open every September. Learn more about how to apply for a grant by reading our frequently asked questions

 

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Chunfeng Zhao, MD
The overall goal of this project is to develop a novel biological therapy to treat rotator cuff tears, which is a common injury that causes shoulder…
2022-2024
Jennifer Westendorf, PhD
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of doctor visits, chronic disability, and joint pain. OA occurs when…
2022-2024
Jop van Berlo, MD, PhD
The goal of this project is to study the process of cardiac maturation, which involves changes that happen in the heart from birth to adulthood.…
2022-2024
Robert Tranquillo, PhD
The project aims to develop and test a novel method to create replacement blood vessels that are rapidly seeded with cells derived from a simple…
2022-2024
Ferenc Toth, DVM, PhD
Our ultimate goal is to bring our chondrocyte product, harvested from human induced pluripotent cell derived multi tissue organoids, into human…
2022-2024
Rory Smoot, MD
This application examines the mechanisms by which targeting the molecule YAP with medications can facilitate liver regeneration. We propose that YAP…
2022-2024
Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, PhD
1. Construct integrative models that characterize the developmental states and rhythms of early embryogenesis. 2. Identify the developmental…
2022-2024
Joseph Metzger, PhD
This proposal focuses on leveraging advances in cardiac stem cell biology to forge new therapeutic modalities for combating heart disease, the…
2022-2024
Troy Lund, MD, PhD
The goal of this project is to describe a new field of science: peroxisome transfer. This has never been shown, and we are poised to be the first lab…
2022-2024
Qiuying Liu, PhD
Congenital hydrocephalus is a major cause of childhood morbidity. Mutations in Trim71, a conserved stem-cell-specific RNA-binding protein, cause this…
2022-2024
Aaron Krych, MD
The overall goal of this study is to test the safety and feasibility for a one-stage cartilage restoration procedure for symptomatic defects of the…
2022-2024
James Dutton, PhD
Dry Age related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of aging that causes progressive loss of vision due to damage to the RPE cell layer in the…
2022-2024