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2011 Awardees

Investigator-Initiated Grant Awardees:

Xu Cao

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Stem Cell Recruitment in Anabolic versus Antiresorptive Osteoporosis Therapy"

Linzhao Cheng

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) & MaxCyte Inc.

"Red Blood Cell Production From Human IPS Cells Of Transfusion-Dependent Patients"

Mihoko Kai

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Direct Generation of Human Dopaminergic Neurons By Defined Factors"

Vassilis Koliatsos

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

"Stem Cell Therapies in Animal Models of Traumatic Axonal Injury"

Dara Kraitchman

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with Surgivision, Inc.

"Single Cell Microencapsulation for Ischemic Heart Disease Therapy"

John Laterra

Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc.

"Regulation of Neural and Neoplastic Stem Cells by Kruppel-like Transcription Factors"

Feyruz Rassool

University of Maryland, Baltimore - School of Medicine

"Remodeling the DNA Damage Response in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells"

Piotr Walczak

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with Q Therapeutics

"Intra-arterial Targeted Delivery of Stem Cells to Brain Lesions Under MRI Monitoring"

Elias Zambidis

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with Life Technologies, Inc.

"Clinical-Grade CD34-iPSC for Hematologic and Cardiac Therapies"

 

Exploratory Grant Awardees:

Mary Armanios

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Telomerase in Ex Vivo Expanded Hematopoietic Stem Cells"

 

Visar Belegu

Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc.

"Differentiation of Fibroblast-Derived Induced Pluripotent Cells into Oligodendrocytes for Treatment of Neurological Disorders"

 

Amy Belton

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"The Role of Hmga1 in Intestinal Stem Cells & The Generation Gut-Like Tissue"

 

Robert Brodsky

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"A Preclinical Model of Acquired Aplastic Anemia Using Human iPSCs"

Kan Cao

University of Maryland, College Park

"Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as Models of Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome"

Raghothama Chaerkady

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Signaling Mechanisms Specifying Oligodendrocyte Development"

 

Xiaochum Chen

University of Maryland, Baltimore - School of Medicine

"Microrna Regulators of Ex Vivo Human Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion"

Stephen Desiderio

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Stromal Hedgehog Signaling In B Lymphoid Differentiation from Human ASCs"

Shao Du

University of Maryland, Baltimore - School of Medicine

"Reprogramming Of Satellite Cells & Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells For Muscle Repair"

Koko Ishizuka

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Alteration in Neural Fate in Schizophrenia"

Saul Sharkis

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with Quality Biological, Inc.

"Human Stem Repair of Epithelial Tissue"

Paul Yarowsky

University of Maryland, Baltimore - School of Medicine

"Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury"

Zhaohui Ye

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Clinical Drug Screening Using Patient Specific Human iPSCs"

 

Post - Doctoral Fellowship Grant Awardees:

Dian Arifin

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with Pearl Lifescience Partners, LLC

"Encapsulated Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells For Improved Islet Cell Therapy"

William Brandt

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Characterizing Notch Signaling in Bladder Cancer Stem Cells"

Namshik Kim

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Understanding The Role Of CYFIP1 Deletion/Duplication In Schizophrenia & Autism"

 

Julien Maruotti

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"A High Content Screen for Small Molecules that Promote Stem Cell differentiation into Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells for Potential Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Other Retinal Degenerations"

Tammy Morrish

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Telomere Recombination Mechanisms in Mesenchymal Stem Cells"

Prakash Rath

Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc.

"Modulating HGF/c-Met Signaling in Human Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells"

Sandeep Shah

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with Life Technologies, Inc.

"HMGA Proteins in Stem Cell Survival and Induced Pluripotency"

Shobana Shanmugasundaram

University of Maryland, Baltimore - School of Medicine

In collaboration with Biosurface Engineering Technologies, Inc.

"Optimization of the 3D Scaffolds with Enzyme and Peptide for Osteogenic Differentiation in Stem Cells"

Yang Song

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with Innovative Biosensors, Inc.

"Signals Cooperating with RUNX1 to Specify Adult HSC from hESC"

Juan Song

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

In collaboration with Life Technologies, Inc.

"Understanding the Mechanism of a Schizophrenia Susceptibility Gene Disc1 in Regulating Synapse Development Using Patient-Derived iPSCs"

Yijing Su

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Roles of Tet Proteins In Regulating DNA Demethylation And Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells And Neural Progenitors"

Chiaochun Joanne Wang

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Microvasculature Mimicking Microfluidics for High-Throughput Screening of Targeted and MR Trackable Stem Cells"

Shuming Zhang

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine

"Role of Electrical Stimulation on Differentiation of Human iPS Cells and iPS-Derived Neural Crest Stem Cells"