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Congratulation to our 2014 Awardees!

 

Pre-Clinical Grant Recipient:

Stephen Wolpe

Orgenesis, Inc.

“Autologous Insulin Producing (AIP) Cells for Diabetes”

 

Investigator Initiated Grant Recipients:

Curt Civin

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

“Genetic Modification of Sickle Cell Disease in Hematopoietic Stem Cells”

Warren Grayson

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“PDGF-Modified Fibrin Hydrogels for ASC-Mediated Bone Repair”

Ahmet Hoke

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Genetic and Functional Comparison of ESC- and iPSC-derived Neural Crest Stem Cell Lineages”

Hai-Quan Mao

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Nanofiber Matrix to Enhance Human Retinal Ganglion Cell Generation”

Ke Ren

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

“Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Chronic Pain Therapy”

Hongjun Song

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Synaptic Mechanisms Underlying Major Psychiatric Disorders”

Elias Zambidis

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Ground State Naive Human iPSC Banks for Vascular Regenerative Medicine”

 

Exploratory Grant Recipients:

Jonathan Dinman

University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

“Directed delivery of Therapeutic RNAs into Hematopoietic Stem-Progenitor Cells”

Stephen Eacker

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Translational Targets of mTOR in hNPC Development”

Sonia Franco

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cell-Based Approaches for Modeling and Treating Ataxia-Telangiectasia”

Marta Lipinski

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

“Modeling Parkinson's Disease Function of the PARK10 Gene USP24 in Human iPS Cells

A-Lien Lu-Chang

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

“The Effects of Histone Deacetylation and DNA Demethylation on Somatic Cell Reprogramming”

Vasilki Machairaki

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Strategies to Model Alzheimer's Disease”

Nicholas Maragakis

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“IPSC-Derived Neurons from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients To Study Disease Progression”

David Nauen

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Investigating Mechanisms of Epileptogenesis Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells”

Tea Soon Park

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy with Human iPSC-Derived Vascular Progenitors”

Venu Raman

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Manipulating Intestinal Stem Cells To Mitigate The Effects Of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases”

Feyruz Rassool

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

“Efficiently Reprogramed Cells with a MYC Signature Display High Fidelity Repair of DNA Damage.”

Joseph Stains

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

“The Role of the beta-catenin Signaling Cascade in the Skeletal Phenotype of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome”

Jun Wang

Phycin, LLC

“Recombinant Growth Factors from Algae and Their Application in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research”

Jiangyang Zhang

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Myelination by Transplanted Glial Restricted Precursor Cells”

Zijun Zhang

MedStar Health Research Institute

“Enhancing the Incorporation of Bone Allograft with Circulating Mesenchymal Stem Cells”

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant Recipients:

Tong Ma

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Guo-li Ming

“Investigating the Role of a Mental Disorder Risk Gene in the Development of Human Gabaergic Neurons”

Manoj Kumar

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Ted Dawson

“Human Dopaminergic Neuronal Loss Due To Parkin Insufficiency: Relevance to Parkinson’s Disease.”

Sang Hoon Kim

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Hongjun Song

“Modeling and Characterization of Double Cortex Syndrome Using Ipscs and Cerebral Organoids”

Hui Lin

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Samuel Yiu

“Bioengineering A Lacrimal Gland Using Human Lacrimal Stem Cells”

Lipeng Tian

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Yoon-Young Jang

“Human Stem Cell based Model of Alcoholic Liver Disease for Regenerative Therapy”

Anna Jablonska

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Piotr Walczak

“Genetic Engineering of Glial Progenitor Cells for Improved Intra-Arterial Targeting In Stroke”

Ian Martin

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Ted Dawson

“Identifying Targets of LRRK2 Translational Regulation in Parkinson’s Disease Patient Human Dopamine”

Raju Khatri

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

“Increasing the Replicative Lifespan and Quality of Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells”