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2015 ICT Pilot Award Announcements

The ICTS is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2015 Pilot Grant Awards.

The ICTS Translational Science Pilot Grant Program is inspired by the Common Fund's NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award initiative [formerly known as the Transformative Research Project (TR01]. The ICTS Translational Science Pilot Grants are designed specifically to support exceptionally innovative and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms.

Currently, the ICTS has a RFP available for the 2016 Pilot Awards. For more information please visit http://www.icts.uci.edu/funding.asp


2015 Awarded Projects
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Aileen Anderson, PhD
Inhibition of neutrophil infiltration to improve donor human neural stem cell-driven motor and sensory function after spinal cord injury

Daniela Bota MD, PhD
An old drug with a new potential use: N-acetylcysteine preclinical testing as a treatment for chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment

Lisa Flanagan, PhD
Stem Cell Scaffolds to Treat Brain Trauma

David Fruman, PhD
Efficiency and selectivity of a novel drug combination in aggressive Lymphoma

Harrison Lin, PhD
Chronic implantation of the auditory nerve: a successor to the cochlear implant

Hartmut Luecke, PhD
Understanding how lead compounds reactivate p53 cancer mutant function using novel biochemical and biophysical techniques

Wayne Poon, PhD
Genetics of Sporadic AD: The Identification of Endophenotypes as Potential Diagnostic Biomarkers

Jing Yang MD, PhD
Evaluation of Retinal Progenitor Cells (RPCs) as Therapeutic Candidate for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)