UC Irvine's Mathew Blurton-Jones is one of 10 UC recipients in the latest round of grants from the state's stem cell agency.

UC Irvine's Mathew Blurton-Jones is one of 10 UC recipients of grants in the latest round of funding from the state's stem cell agency.

University of California researchers from six campuses received 10 grants totaling nearly $15 million in the latest round of funding from the state’s stem cell agency.

The funding was part of almost $30 million in new Tools and Technologies Awards for 20 projects announced at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s monthly meeting. The Tools and Technologies Awards are intended to create and test novel tools and technologies, to improve existing ones, and to help resolve problems that are holding back the field.

Overall, CIRM’s governing board has awarded more than $1.8 billion in stem cell grants, with half of the total going to the University of California or UC-affiliated institutions.

Tools and Technologies Awards:

  • UC Berkeley: $1.4 million: David Schaffer
  • UC Davis: $3.7 million: Kent Leach, Laura Marcu
  • UC Irvine: $2.5 million: Mathew Blurton-Jones, Leif Havton
  • UCLA: $3.2 million: James Dunn, Hanna Mikkola
  • UC San Diego: $2.8 million: Shaochen Chen, Shyni Varghese
  • UC San Francisco: $1.4 million: Andrew Leavitt