The funding includes efforts to support the career development of promising physician scientists working on stem cell research projects. The projects range from finding new ways of treating chronic skin disease to researching new therapies for the pregnancy complication preeclampsia to testing that could lead to creating banks of patient-matched blood for transplantation that would make bone marrow donation obsolete.
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded a total of more than $36 million in funding for this round.
Overall, CIRM's governing board has awarded more than $1.7 billion in stem cell grants, with more than half of the total going to the University of California or UC-affiliated institutions.
CIRM New Faculty Physician Scientist Translational Research Awards:
- UC Davis: $3 million: Emanual Maverakis
- UCLA: $5.9 million: Reza Ardehali, Ali Nsair
- UC San Diego: $3 million: Mana Parast
- UC San Francisco: $11.9 million: Ophir Klein, Tippi MacKenzie, Jason Pomerantz, Ann Capela Zovein