DPH: GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES AWARD OF STEM CELL RESEARCH FUNDS
June 2013

{Governor Malloy Press Release Masthead}

 

June 13, 2013                                                                                                             

 

GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES AWARD OF STEM CELL RESEARCH FUNDS

 

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the award of $9.8 million in stem cell research funds to 23 Connecticut–based researchers.  The awards were made by the State of Connecticut Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee at its Monday grant review meeting in Farmington.

 

“Connecticut’s investment in stem cells continues to position the state on the cutting edge of biomedical research,” said Governor Malloy.  “These grants are critical to keeping and recruiting top scientists and help make possible innovative research that serves to improve people’s lives.”

 

One hundred and nine stem cell fund applications were received in January 2013. The Connecticut Stem Cell Research Peer Review Committee reviewed these applications in accordance with National Institutes of Health guidelines and provided to the Advisory Committee its recommendations with respect to the scientific merits of each application.

 

“Connecticut’s stem cell program continues to fund some of the best basic and advanced stem cell research,” said Department of Public Health Commissioner and Advisory Committee Chairperson Dr. Jewel Mullen.  “This cutting-edge research holds great promise for clinical applications that will help address a number of significant health challenges.” 

 

The following awards were made by the Connecticut Stem Cell Advisory Committee:

 

Next Generation Bone Graft Substitute Through Osteogenic Differentiation of hMSC by a Small Molecule

University of Connecticut Health Center

Wai Hong Lo (Kevin)

$200,000

 

Differentiating Human Embryonic Stem Cells Down the Axial Skeletal Lineage

University of Connecticut Health Center

Peter Maye

$200,000

 

Specification of Poised Epigenomic Marks in ES Cells

University of Connecticut Health Center

$200,000

 

Establishing an Epigenetic Memory of Tissue-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Superior Chondrogenic Differentiation Capacity

University of Connecticut Health Center

Rosa Guzzo

$200,000

 

Vascular Growth Factor Signaling in Human Neural Stem Cells

Yale University

Jean-Leon Thomas

$200,000

 

Hypoxia and Maintenance of Human Cancer Stem Cells

Yale University

Zhong Yun

$200,000

 

Testing the Oxidative Stress Theory of Ataxia-Telangiectasia Pathology Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Yale University

Gerald Shadel

$200,000

 

Characterize Nuclear Lamina-Associated Chromatin in Human ES Cells

Yale University

Jie Yao

$200,000

 

Elucidating the Role of Stem Cells in the Skin Tumor Pilomatricoma by In Vivo Imaging

Yale University

Panteleimon Rompolas

$200,000

 

Modeling Chronic Pain Condition with iPS Cells from Patients with “Man on Fire” Syndrome for Better Pharmaco-Genomic Analysis and Drug Testing

Yale University

Stephen Waxman

$200,000

 

The Role of Adipocyte Stem Cell in Lymphatic Vessel Differentiation

Yale University

Nancy Ruddle

$200,000

 

Cell Therapy with ISL1+ Cardiac Progenitor Cells for Cardiac Repair After Myocardial Infarction

Yale University

Oscar Bartulos

$200,000

 

Potential of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Mesenchymal Cells for Lung Tissue Engineering

Yale University

Sumati Sundaram

$200,000

 

Human ES-Derived Neuronal Cell Culture Systems for Investigating West Nile Virus Pathogenesis

Yale University

Priti Kumar

$200,000

 

Generation of Customized Anti-Tumor T Cells from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (hPS) Derived Embryoid Bodies (EB) for Immunotherapy of Human Melanoma

University of Connecticut Health Center

Arvind Chhabra

$600,000

 

Using hESCs and iPSCs to Test the Significance of Hereditary Cancer-Associated Variants

University of Connecticut Health Center

Christopher Heinen

$750,000

 

Uncovering Molecular Pathways Disrupted in Prader-Willi Syndrome

University of Connecticut Health Center

Kristen Martins-Taylor

$750,000

 

Pluripotency and Heterochromatin Topology

Yale University

Tae Hoon Kim

$750,000

 

Improving the Fidelity of Human iPSC with Epigenetic and Chemical Genetic Approaches

Yale University

Andrew Xiao

$532,500

 

HESC-Derived GABAergic Neurons for Epilepsy Therapy

Wesleyan University

Janice Naegele

$1,488,229

 

Developing a Potential Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Using hESC-derived MSCs

ImStem Biotechnology

Ren-He Xu

$1,129,271

 

UConn-Wesleyan Stem Cell Core

University of Connecticut Health Center

Ren-He Xu

$500,000

 

Continued Service and Technology Development at the Yale Stem Cell Center Cores

Yale University

Haifan Lin

$500,000

 

For additional information, please visit www.ct.gov/dph/stemcell

 

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For Immediate Release: June 13, 2013

Contact: William Gerrish

Department of Public Health

William.Gerrish@ct.gov

860-509-7270 (office)

 

www.ct.gov/governor

       

 




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