NYSCF Commits More Than $5 Million in FellowshipsNYSCF announced research fellowship awards totaling more than $5 million. The fellowships are part of NYSCF’s ongoing commitment to...
NYSCF announced research fellowship awards totaling more than $5 million. The fellowships are part of NYSCF’s ongoing commitment to training a new generation of stem cell researchers. Each of the New York-based scientists will receive funding to support their research initiatives. They will also have access to NYSCF’s “safe haven” laboratory in Manhattan, where they will be able to conduct their research and receive training in Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) and other advanced techniques. The fellows will also be given the opportunity to present their research findings at NYSCF’s annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference.
The 2007 fellows, who will each receive funding for a three-year period, are:
- Keiichi Inoue, PhD, originally from Osaka, Japan, working with Dr. Asa Abeliovich of Columbia University, is exploring midbrain dopamine neuron developmental regulation, potentially yielding crucial insight into cell replacement therapies for Parkinson’s Disease.
- Daylon James, PhD, from New York City, working with Dr. Shahin Rafii of Weill Cornell, is driving human embryonic stem cells to become endothelial tissue that could be useful in vascular regeneration.
- Sriram Bandi, PhD, originally from Hyderabad, India, working with Dr. Sanjeev Gupta of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is deriving liver cells from human embryonic stem cells for eventual transplant.
- Darja Marolt, PhD, originally from Ljubljana, Slovenia, working with Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic of Columbia University, is attempting to engineer bone tissue using human embryonic stem cells for wound engraftment.
These fellows join Elena Ezhkova, PhD, the 2006 New York Stem Cell Foundation
Fellow, originally from Moscow, who is working with Dr. Elaine Fuchs of RockefellerUniversity, doing promising research on skin stem cells