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UConn Health Cell and Genome Sciences
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2011 State Stem Cell Funding

$1.29 million

Caroline Dealy, Associate Professor, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development, UConn Health.

Chondrogenics Inc. to fund its ongoing preclinical testing using chondrogenic cells derived from human embryonic stem cells to repair joint cartilage damaged by injury or aging.


$1.29 million

Urs Boelsterli, School of Pharmacy; Theodore Rasmussen and Winfried Krueger, Center for Regenerative Biology, UConn.

To study cellular and molecular mechanisms of drug-induced liver injury.



Gordon Carmichael, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health.

To study the Cytoplasmic dsRNA response in human embryonic stem cells.



Hicham Drissi, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, UConn Health.

To devise a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of articular cartilage damage using human ESC-derived chondrocytes.



David Han, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Center for Vascular Biology, UConn Health.

To study the phosphorylation dynamics of pluripotent stem cells.



Xue-Jun Li, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, UConn Health.

To study the production of motor neurons from human pluripotent stem cells.


$200,000 Each, Seed Grants

Jonathan Covault, Xin-Ming Ma, Alissa Resch, and Kristen Martins-Taylor, UConn Health.

For innovative early-stage research projects aimed at advancing stem cell biology in Connecticut.