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Congratulation to our 2013 Awardees!

 

Pre-Clinical Grant Awardee:

 

Lew Schon

The Stem Cell Suture Company

In Collaboration with MedStar Health Research Institute & Union Memorial Hospital

"Stem Cell Bearing Suture for Tendon/Ligament Reconstruction in Healing Impaired Patients”

 

Investigator-Initiated Grant Awardees:

 

Angelo All

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

In collaboration with University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

"Acute Hypothermia and Induced Human Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cell Transplants for Improve Functionality after Spinal Cord Injury”

Robert Brodsky

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"BMT for Sickle Cell Disease and Lupus”

Valina Dawson

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Parkinson’s Disease Causing Mutations in LRRK2 Lead to Neuronal Dysfunction in Human Neurons”

Assaf Gilad

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

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

"Visualization of Gene Expression Promoting Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Tropism For Brain Tumors”

Yoon-Young Jang

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

In Collaboration with Duke Liver Center at Duke University and CIRM

"Developing Novel Therapy for Liver Fibrosis Using Patient-Specific Stem Cells”

Sunjay Kaushal

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

"Characterization of Resident Cardiac Stem Cells in Neonates”

Gabsang Lee

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

In Collaboration with Life Technologies Corporation

"Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts into Induced Neural Crest (iNC) With Single Transcription Factor & Cell Extrinsic Factors”

Saul Sharkis

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Stem Cell Transplantation Therapy for Diabetes”

Leslie Tung

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

In Collaboration with National Institutes of Health (NIH)

"Mechanistic Studies of ARVD/C Dysfunction Using Human iPSC-derived Cardiac Tissues”

Michal Zalzman

University of Maryland- School of Medicine (UMB)

"Rejuvenation of Human Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Clinical Applications”

 

Exploratory Grant Awardees:

 

Jeff Bulte

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

In Collaboration with Cosmeticsurg & University of Maryland, School of Medicine

"19F Hot Spot MRI of Human Adipose-Derived Stem and Progenitor Cells for Breast Reconstruction”

Kimberly M. Christian

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Using Human Neurons for Functional Reorganization in a Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy”

Hugo Guerrero-Cazares

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Controlling Migration of Human-Derived Fetal Neural Stem Cells Via Slit Proteins in a Demyelination Animal Model”

Xiaofeng Jia

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Electrical Stimulation on Neural Crest Stem Cell Transplantation in Nerve Regeneration”

HanSeok Ko

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Characterization of Glucocerebrosidase Deficiency Pathway in Parkinson’s Disease”

Eugene Koh

University of Maryland- School of Medicine (UMB)

In Collaboration with Pearl Biosciences, LLC

"Identification of Small Molecules to Direct Mesenchymal Stems Cells Differentiation into Intervertebral Disc Chondrocytes”

Seulki Lee

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

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

"Design of Highly Fluorinated Stem Cells for 19F MR Imaging in Cardiac Repair”

Pablo Sanchez

University of Maryland- School of Medicine (UMB)

In Collaboration with The Living Legacy Foundation & XVIVO Perfusion

"Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells to Improve Donor Lung Quality & Transplant Outcomes”

Matthew Trudeau

University of Maryland- School of Medicine (UMB)

In Collaboration with Paragon Bioservices, Inc.

"Potassium Channels and Human Cardiomyocytes Derived from Stem Cells”

Kathryn Wagner

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

In Collaboration with Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"A Three Dimensional Environment for Skeletal Muscle Stem Cell Transplantation”

 

Post - Doctoral Fellowship Grant Awardees:

 

Akshata Almad

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Human iPSC Cell-Derived Astrocytes to Study ALS and Astrocyte Connexins as a Therapeutic Target”

Peter Andersen

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Identification of chamber-specific Cardiac Progenitor Populations”

Jing Cai

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Hippo Signaling In Intestinal Stem Cell Homeostasis and Carcinogenesis”

Fabien Delaspre

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

"Maturation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells-Derived Pancreatic Progenitors into Insulin Producing Cells”

Jing Fan

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“PARP-1 and Histone1 Interplay and Regulate Stem Cell Differentiation after Stroke”

Jeffrey Huo

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“The Role of Somatic Memory in Determining Efficient Hematopoietic Differentiation of hiPSC”

Xiaowei Li

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Enhancing Therapeutic Potential of Human Neural Stem Cells”

Anjali Nandal

University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

“Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived, Immunoisolated β-cell Transplantation for Diabetes Therapy”

Jinchong Xu

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Cell Replacement for Stroke Using hiPSC Derived 3D-Organized Cortical Neurons”

Ludovic Zimmerlin

Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)

“Genetic correction of Sickle-Cell-Disease Human iPSC Converted To a Murine-ESC-Like State”