Research Grants Awarded

Reseach grants support Minnesota scientific and medical research that has the potential to translate to clinical advances in regenerative medicine. Grants typically open every September. Learn more about how to apply for a grant by reading our frequently asked questions

 

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Atsushi Asakura, PhD
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene, which normally functions to maintain muscle membrane integrity and…
2020-2022
Atta Behfar, MD, PhD
This research tests a new product for patients who have had a heart attack (AMI, acute myeocardial infarction). This product would help protect and…
2020-2022
Arthur E. Warrington, PhD
A natural human antibody designed to enhance brain and spinal cord remyelination is presently in clinical trial in patients with multiple sclerosis…
2019-2021
Erik Finger, MD, PhD
One potential cure for diabetes is the transplantation of pancreatic islets—insulin secreting clusters of cells that reside within the pancreas.…
2019-2021
Deborah Ferrington, PhD
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic disease that causes central vision loss and affects one's ability to read, drive, and recognize…
2019-2021
Veena Taneja, PhD
We have generated a novel expeditious model of cigarette smoke-induced COPD in mice that expresses human immune genes and mimics human immune…
2019-2021
Bhairab Singh, PhD
Cardiovascular disease in the number one cause of death worldwide and it is the most common cause of death in the United States. This grant…
2019-2021
Jacob Montgomery, PhD
Spinal cord injury often leads to loss of function below the injury, greatly reducing patient life expectancy and quality and, because the human…
2019-2021
Mi-Hyeon Jang, PhD
In the United States, cognitive dysfunction stemming from chemotherapy (chemobrain) is a major adverse condition affecting approximately 14 million…
2019-2021
Wenqian Hu, PhD
A major problem in leukemia treatment is the rise of drug-resistant mutations in the genome of cancer cells, which makes many well-designed cancer…
2019-2021
Leigh Griffiths, DVM, PhD
Minnesota Department of Health statistics indicate that almost 100,000 Minnesotan’s are currently affected by ischemic heart disease (IHD),…
2019-2021
Jonathan Finnoff, DO
Musculoskeletal injuries and diseases are the main cause of disability in the U.S. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is defined as an autologous blood…
2019-2021