The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) is focused on identifying and fostering cutting-edge research and innovation in the field of regenerative medicine in Maryland. Our Accelerating Cures initiative comprises programs that help transition human stem cell-based technologies from the bench to the bedside as well as mechanisms to build and grow stem cell companies in Maryland. Since 2007, MSCRF has invested over $164 million in accelerating stem cell research, cures and commercialization, in addition to building a collaborative stem cell community in our region. Below is a list of our most current awardees.

2021

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Dr. Michael Barbato

Mentor: Dr. Elias Zambidis

Epigenetic Regulation of Vascular Differentiation from Human Nave Pluripotent Stem Cells

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Dr. Chelsey Dunham

Mentor: Dr. Sharon Gerecht

3D In Vitro and In Vivo Models to Study Vascular Graft Remodeling in Atherosclerosis

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Dr. Joanna Hagen

Mentor: Dr. Robert Johnston

Establishing Macaque Organoids as a Model to Understand Primate Retinal Development and Advance Stem Cell-Based Therapies

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Dr. Ramesh Marasini

Mentor: Dr. Jeff WM Bulte

In vivo Imaging of Stem Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles using Positive Contrast MRI

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Dr. Bo Am Seo

Mentor: Dr. Hanseok Ko

Neurotoxic Astrocyte Secreted-ExoDrp1 Causes Excessive Mitochondrial Fragmentation and Neurodegeneration of Human Dopaminergic Neurons

2020

2019

Annual Reports

Annual reports include profiles and details on past MSCRF awardees, the MSCR Commission, and closed grant awardees.