Researchers Earn UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative Awards

April 19, 2017

The 16-member UW2020 Council then ranked the  119 submitted proposals and final selections were made by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education leadership. The 21 funded projects include 137 faculty from 10 schools and colleges. Projects are funded for two years with the average award totaling $372,923.

Projects involving CVRC trainers and previous trainees are:

“Cardioimmunotherpy” – A Paradigm Shifting Concept: Engineering Cardio-Reparative Macrophages by Cardiac Specific Exosomes

  • Co-principal investigators: Peiman Hematti, professor of medicine; Amish Raval, associate professor of medicine
  • Co-investigators: John Kink, scientist, UW Carbone Cancer Center; Eric Schmuck, assistant scientist, medicine; Sydney Walker, research associate, medicine
  • Collaborators: Timothy Hacker, senior scientist, Cardiovascular Research Center and director, Cardiovascular Physiology Core Facility; Timothy Kamp, professor of medicine

A CRISPR/Cas9 Based Therapeutic Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Principal investigator: Subhojit Roy, professor of pathology
  • Collaborators: William Murphy, professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics; Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience and neurology

Acquisition of State-of-the-Art Solid-State NMR Instrumentation Enabling Characterization of Nanoparticles, Catalysts, Other Novel Materials, and Biochemical Systems

  • Co-investigators: Weibo Cai, associate professor of radiology; Ying Ge, associate professor of cell and regenerative biology
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