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UConn Health Cell and Genome Sciences
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2013 State Stem Cell Funding


Ren-He Xu, ImStem Biotechnology, Inc.

Developing a potential therapy for multiple sclerosis using hESC-derived MSCs.



Christopher Heinen, Associate Professor of Medicine, UConn Health.

Using hESCs and iPSCs to test the significance of hereditary cancer-associated variants.



Kristen Martins-Taylor, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health.

Uncovering molecular pathways disrupted in Prader-Willi Syndrome.



Arvind Chhabra, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UConn Health.

Generation of customized anti-tumor T cells from human pluripotent stem cells (hPS) derived embryoid bodies (EB) for immunotherapy of human melonoma.



Ren-He Xu, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health.
Marc Lalande, Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health.

UConn-Wesleyan Stem Cell Core.



Wai Hong (Kevin) Lo, Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, UConn Health.

Next generation bone graft substitute through dsteogenic differentiation of hMSC by a small molecular.



Peter Maye, Assistant Professor, Department of Reconstructive Sciences, UConn Health.

Differentiating human embryonic stem cells down the axial skeletal lineage.



Irina Bezsonova, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, UConn Health.

Specification of poised epigenomic marks in ES cells.



Rosa Guzzo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health.

Establishing an epigenetic memory of tissue-specific induced pluripotent stem cells for superior chondrogenic differentiation capacity.