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MSCRF Awardees 2019

University of Maryland

Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund

Discovery Grant

2019 Recipients:


Dr. Seth Ament, PhD

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry, SOM Institute of Genome Science, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

"Molecular, Neurodevelopmental, Connectomic, and Behavioral Consequences of a Psychiatric Risk Gene in a Population Isolate"


Dr. Ola Awad, PhD

Assistant Professor

Microbiology & Immunology

"Enhancing TFEB Activity to Ameliorate Neurodegenerative Changes in iPSC Models of Parkinson's Disease"


Dr. Charles Hong, MD, PhD

Professor, Director of Cardiology Research

Medicine, Physiology

"Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO)-Mattress System for High-Throughput iPSC-Derived Cardiomyocyte-Based Screening Platform"


Dr. Marta Lipinski, PhD

Associate Professor

Anesthesiology, Anatomy Neurobiology, Shock,Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center, Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics

"Inhibition of the PARK10 gene USP24 As A Neuroprotective Treatment in Parkinson's Disease"


For More Information

For a complete list of all MSCRF 2019 Awardees, visit the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund website.