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UConn Health Cell and Genome Sciences
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2012 State Stem Cell Funding

$750,000

Laijun Lai, Associate Research Professor of Allied Health Sciences, UConn.

Establishing immune tolerance to hESCs by the hESC-derived thymic epithelial cells.

 

$500,000

Ren-He Xu, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health.

The funds will be used to extend and enhance the work of the UConn Stem Cell Core Laboratory with more cutting edge technologies.

 

$450,000

Stormy Chamberlain, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health.

A study of the chromatin structure of maternal and paternal 15q alleles to discover therapies for Prader-Willi Syndrome.

 

$450,000

David Goldhamer, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, UConn.

To study the molecular regulation of muscle stem cell differentiation.

 

$200,000

Stephen Crocker, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, UConn Health.

Evaluating the endogenous potential for brain repair in primary progressive multiple sclerosis using induced pluripotent stem cells.

 

 $200,000

Morgan Carlson, Assistant Professor in the Center on Aging, UConn Health.

To study pluripotent stem cell-produced factors as novel therapeutic candidates for improving muscle function and regenerative responses in humans.