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2015 Awardees

Pre-Clinical Grant Recipient:

Dr. Madhusudan Peshwa

MaxCyte, Inc.

Development of a Non-Viral, Site-Specific, Ex Vivo Gene-Modified Cell Therapy as Treatment for CGD

 

Investigator Initiated Grant Recipients:

Dr. Ricardo Feldman

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

Using iPSC to Identify Early Markers and Biotherapeutics for GBA1-Associated Neurodegeneration

Dr. John Fisher

University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

Expansion of HSCs In a 3D Printed Bioreactor Containing MSCs as a Hematopoietic Microenvironment

Dr. Luis Garza

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Clinical Trial of Human Fibroblast Stem Cells to Convert Skin Identity and Enhance Prosthetic Use

Dr. David Kaetzel

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

NME1 as a Master Regulator of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Phenotype

Dr. Vassilis Koliatsos

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Stem Cell Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury: Contusions and Axonal Injuries

Dr. Chulan Kwon

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Mechanisms of Human Heart Precursor Renewal

Dr. Nicholas Maragakis

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Development of Imaging Biomarkers for Stem Cell Transplantation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Dr. Hongjun Song

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Engineering Organoids from Human Stem Cells and their Application in Safety Assessment

 

Exploratory Grant Recipients:

Dr. Kathleen Burns

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Functional studies of a LINE-1 (L1) insertion in the Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) locus 

Dr. Kan Cao

University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

In Vitro 3D Modeling of Vasculopathy in Progeria Using Patient Specific iPSCs

Dr. Ted Dawson

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Development of a Chimeric Human Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease 

Dr. Dawei Gong

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

Derivation of Human Brown Adipocytes through Reprogramming for Obesity & Diabetes Research & Development 

Dr. Peter Johnston

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Cell Impregnated Nanofiber Stent Sleeve for Peripheral Vascular Repair 

Dr. Dara Kraitchman

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Spontaneously Occurring Spinal Cord Injury in Dogs as a Model for Studying Stem Cell Therapy 

Dr. Yunqing Li

Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc. (KKI)

Regulation of Oligodendrocyte Identity by MicroRNA Networks 

Dr. Jiou Wang

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Pathogenic Mechanisms and Intervention Targets in Neurodegenerative Disease ALS/FTD 

Dr. Zhexing Wen

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Synaptic Screening with Psychiatric Patient iPSCs-Derived Neurons for Drug Discovery 

Dr. Lingling Xian

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

HMGA1 Chromatin Remodeling Proteins in Human Intestinal Stem Cell Homeostasis &Gut Regeneration

Dr. Mingyao Ying

Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc. (KKI)

Highly Efficient Conversion of Human iPS Cells to Dopaminergic Neurons by Synthetic Modified mRNAs

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant Recipients:

Dr. Bin-Kuan Chou

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Dr. Linzhao Cheng

Deciphering the Roles of a Master Regulator RUNX1 in Human Hematopoiesis and Megakaryopoiesis Using 

Dr. Srinivasa Raju Datla

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

Mentor: Dr. Sunjay Kaushal

Allogeneic Safety Testing of c-Kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells 

Dr. Jeffrey Ehmsen

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Dr. Ahmet Hoke

Identifying New Targets to Promote Muscle Regeneration 

Dr. Ileana Lorenzini

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Dr. Rita Sattler

Role of Structural and Functional Changes of Dendritic Spines in Patient-Derived C9ORF72 iPS Neurons 

Dr. Sudhish Sharma

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

Mentor: Dr. Sunjay Kaushal

Characterization of the Secretome of ckit+ Human Cardiac Stem Cells for Mycardial Infarction 

Dr. Hideki Uosaki

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Dr. Chulan Kwon

MicroRNA-based Maturation of Cardiomyocytes Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells 

Dr. Sooyeon Yoo

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Dr. Seth Blackshaw

Adult hypothalamic neurogenesis and regulation of feeding and metabolism.

Dr. Ki-Jun Yun

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Dr. Hongjun Song

Modeling Neurodevelopmental Defects in Psychiatric Disorders using iPSC-Derived 3D Cerebral Organoid 

Dr. Yunhua Zhu

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)

Mentor: Dr. Hongjun Song

Single Cell Transcriptome Analysis of Human iPS-Derived Neural Progenitors