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MSCRF Awardees 2015

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For a complete list of all MSCRF 2015 Awardees, visit the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund website.

Investigator-Initiated Grant Awardees:

Richardo Feldman, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
"Using iPSC to Identify Early Markers and Biotherapeutics for GBA1-Associated Neurodegeneration"

David Kaetzel, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
"Enhanced Expansion of Undifferentiated, Pluripotent Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells by NME Proteins"

John Fisher, PhD/Curt Civin, MD
University of Maryland College Park (UMCP)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
"Expansion of HSCs In a 3D Printed Bioreactor Containing MSCs as a Hematopoietic Microenvironment"

Exploratory Grant Awardee:

Da-Wei Gong, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
"Derivation of Human Brown Adipocytes through Reprogramming for Obesity & Diabetes Research & Development"

Dr. Kan Cao
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)
"In Vitro 3D Modeling of Vasculopathy in Progeria Using Patient Specific iPSCs"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant Awardee:

Sudhish Sharma, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
Mentor: Dr. Sunjay Kaushal
"Characterization Of The Secretome Of ckit+ Human Cardiac Stem Cells and its Role in Myocardial Functional Recovery after Myocardial Ischemia"

Srinivasa Raju Datla, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
Mentor: Dr. Sunjay Kaushal
"Allogeneic Safety Testing of c-Kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells"