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MSCRF Awardees 2014

Investigator-Initiated Grant Awardees:

Curt Civin
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
“Genetic Modification of Sickle Cell Disease in Hematopoietic Stem Cells”  

Ke Ren
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
“Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Chronic Pain Therapy”

Exploratory Grant Awardees:

Jonathan Dinman
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP member) in collaboration with
Curt Civin
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
“Directed delivery of Therapeutic RNAs into Hematopoietic Stem-Progenitor Cells”  

Marta Lipinski
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
“Modeling Parkinson's Disease Function of the PARK10 Gene USP24 in Human iPS Cells”

A-Lien Lu-Chang
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
“The Effects of Histone Deacetylation and DNA Demethylation on Somatic Cell Reprogramming”  

Feyruz Rassool
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
“Efficiently Reprogramed Cells with a MYC Signature Display High Fidelity Repair of DNA Damage.”

Joseph Stains
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
“The Role of the beta-catenin Signaling Cascade in the Skeletal Phenotype of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome” 

Zijun Zhang
MedStar Health Research Institute (Industry member)
“Enhancing the Incorporation of Bone Allograft with Circulating Mesenchymal Stem Cells”  

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant Awardees:

Raju Khatri
Mentor: Michal Zalzman
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
“Increasing the Replicative Lifespan and Quality of Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells”  

Grant Awardees

MSCRF Awardees 2014
Pictured above are some of the investigators and lab members from all seven grant awardees.