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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Aaron Krych, MD
The goals of this project are to test the initial safety and feasibility of RECLAIM, a single stage cartilage repair technique using the patient’s…
2018-2020
Jennifer Westendorf, PhD
This project will help determine how proteins called Girk2 and Girk3 contribute to cartilage formation and repair in the setting of osteoarthritis…
2018-2020
Satsuki Yamada, MD, PhD
Heart attacks damage heart walls, compromising the pumping function of the heart. Dr. Yamada is investigating the use of patient’s own stem cells…
2017-2019
Mark J. Osborn, PhD
Using the body’s own immune system to combat cancer is a highly promising field, but there have been some serious side effects reported with early…
2017-2019
Rodrigo Ruano, MD, PhD
When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Dr. Ruano brings expertise in a…
2017-2019
Shernan G. Holtan, MD
Interim report: Patient enrollment continues. Additionally, correlative studies have provided important data on regulatory T cell responses and…
2017-2019
Jop H. van Berlo, MD, PhD
Dr. van Berlo’s research aims to help children born with heart disease. He is researching the triggers that can increase cardiac muscle after birth…
2017-2019
Michael C. McAlpine, PhD
Using stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue is a promising, but complex area of research. Dr. McAlpine’s research aims to take a significant…
2017-2019
Mi-Hyeon Jang, PhD
Multiple sclerosis and other diseases attack the myelin, a sheath that insulates the nerves. Dr. Jang is investigating the underlying molecular…
2017-2019
Karen Echeverri, PhD
Some salamanders can regenerate a fully functional spinal cord after injury, but humans and other mammals can’t. Dr. Echeverri’s research has…
2017-2019
Patricia Devaux, PhD
Dr. Devaux is testing a new way of making human blood cells go back to a state from which they can then develop into other kinds of cells,…
2017-2019
Sunny Chan, PhD
Some common birth defects affect the muscles of both a child’s face and heart. Dr. Chan is working on a pluripotent stem cell model that produces…
2017-2019