January 27, 2010
Bioengineering researchers have received a $1 million grant from the Keck Foundation to pursue research on limb and organ regeneration.
The Keck grants target unconventional, high-risk research that has the potential to transform the field of bioengineering.
The project will use innovative microtechnologies to explore what stops mammals from re-growing functional tissue after birth. Collaborators Lydia Sohn, Bioengineering graduate group member and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Irina Conboy and Amy Herr, both Assistant Professors of Bioengineering, will investigate the cellular and molecular determinants that govern the regeneration of limbs and organs, aiming to gain insights that could lead to important new medical therapies.
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