raja gangarajuGangaraju Awarded CORNET Grant

A new collaboration between Dr. Raja Shekhar Gangaraju at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Dr. Bingmei Zhu at the West China Hospital-Sichuan University (WCHSU) garnered the team a UTHSC/WCHSU CORNET Award for the project, “Reconstitution of CD140b (PDGFR) using CRISPR/Cas9 in the adipose tissue-derived stem cells improves homing capacity and protect against retinal tissue damage.” The project will address how adult stem cells help regenerate a diseased retina and thus accelerating translational research to further the field of regenerative medicine using adult stem cells.

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monica jablonskiUTHSC’s Monica Jablonski Receives Renewal of NIH R01 grant on Genetic Modulators of Glaucoma

Monica Jablonski, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Associate Dean of the Graduate School has received a renewal of her NIH grant, “Genetic Modulators of Glaucoma.” The grant is for four years and is for $1,535,975 over the course of the grant.

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