Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is proud to announce the eight winners of the 2016 Research grants.
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) is proud to announce that applications are now open for new grant opportunities in Education Programs, Biotechnology/Biobusiness, and Clinical Care. Prospective applicants can click here to download materials with further instructions on how to complete and submit proposals. RMM will accept grant applications between Jan. 4 and March 4, 2016.
Recently, Dr. Randy Daughters, who directs the Minnesota Regenerative Medicine internship program, hosted the 3rd annual Regional Regeneration Symposium. Held at Macalester College in St. Paul, the event was comprised of presentations from students and organization representatives to show how their work is advancing regenerative medicine.
Stem cell research is a relatively new branch of science, dating back to the late 1960s, but there are already many biobusiness across the country, particularly in Minnesota, that help advance regenerative medicine. Unfortunately, though, there are only a handful of programs that provide enough training to college students who wish to pursue a career working with stem cells in the private sector. Biobusiness leaders seek qualified applicants who have expertise beyond an undergraduate degree, but they don’t necessarily require students to obtain a PhD, a path often pursued by those who wish to become professors.
Samia Habli and Zahrah Abdul-Shakur, two senior Biology students from Macalester College, were given the opporutnity to participate in an internship program through the University of Minnesota's Stem Cell Institute. This internship was funded by a grant distributed by Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) and led by Professor Randy S. Daughters.