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Institution Researcher name Grant Type Grant Title Award Value
Parkinson’s Institute Dennis Steindler Research Leadership Stem Cell Pathologies in Parkinson’s disease as a key to Regenerative Strategies $0
University of Southern California Dr. Andrew McMahon Research Leadership Repair and regeneration of the nephron $5,672,206
University of California, Berkeley Dr. Zhigang He Research Leadership Developing a regeneration-based functional restoration treatment for spinal cord injury $0
University of California, Santa Barbara Professor Peter J Coffey Research Leadership Development of Cellular Therapies for Retinal Disease $4,690,963
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Dr. Robert J Wechsler-Reya Research Leadership The role of neural stem cells in cerebellar development, regeneration and tumorigenesis $5,226,049
Mohammad Pashmforoush Dr. Mohammad Pashmforoush New Faculty I Medical School Loan Repayment Program $27,949
Salk Institute for Biological Studies Dr. Dana Leanne Jones New Faculty I Characterization of mechanisms regulating de-differentiation and the re-acquisition of stem cell identity $2,134,100
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Dana Leanne Jones New Faculty I Characterization of mechanisms regulating de-differentiation and the re-acquisition of stem cell identity $382,773
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Siavash Kurdistani New Faculty I Epigenetics in cancer stem cell initiation and clinical outcome prediction $3,063,450
University of California, Santa Cruz Dr. Camilla Forsberg New Faculty I Mechanisms of Stem Cell Fate Decisions $2,201,759
University of Southern California Dr. Mohammad Pashmforoush New Faculty I Transcriptional Regulation of Cardiac Pacemaker Cell Progenitors $2,816,578
University of California, Berkeley Dr. Irina M. Conboy New Faculty I Identification of hESC-mediated molecular mechanism that positively regulates the regenerative capacity of post-natal tissues $2,246,020
University of California, Santa Cruz Dr. Bin Chen New Faculty I Molecular mechanisms of neural stem cell differentiation in the developing brain $2,147,592
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Kathrin Plath Dr. New Faculty I In vitro reprogramming of mouse and human somatic cells to an embryonic state $2,229,427
The Regents of the University of California on behalf of its Riverside Campus Dr. Douglas Ethell New Faculty I ES-Derived Cells for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease $621,639
Western University of Health Sciences Dr. Douglas W Ethell New Faculty I ES-Derived Cells for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease $1,401,642
University of California, Davis Dr. Chong-Xian Pan New Faculty I Combinatorial Chemistry Approaches to Develop LIgands against Leukemia Stem Cells $2,386,409
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Hanna Mikkola New Faculty I Mechanisms of Hematopoietic stem cell Specification and Self-Renewal $2,286,900
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Dr. Tiziano Barberi New Faculty I Skeletal muscle development from hESC and its in vivo applications in animal models of muscular dystrophy $131,840
Scripps Research Institute Dr. Kristin K Baldwin Dr. New Faculty I Generating pluripotent cell lines from neurons. $2,786,560
Salk Institute for Biological Studies Dr. Lei Wang New Faculty I Genetic Encoding Novel Amino Acids in Embryonic Stem Cells for Molecular Understanding of Differentiation to Dopamine Neurons $2,587,742
Stanford University Dr. Anne Brunet New Faculty I Molecular mechanisms involved in adult neural stem cell maintenance $2,348,435
University of California, Merced Dr Jennifer O Manilay New Faculty I Enhancing Survival of Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Grafts by Induction of Immunological Tolerance $1,576,389
University of California, Irvine Dr. Andrew Putnam New Faculty I A Novel Engineered Niche to Explore the Vasculogenic Potential of Embryonic Stem Cells $395,764
Stanford University Dr. Joanna Wysocka PhD New Faculty I Trithorax and Polycomb methyltransferase complexes in cell fate determination. $2,373,903
University of California, San Diego Dr. David Traver New Faculty I Genetic dissection of mesodermal commitment to the hematopoietic fates. $2,150,620
University of Southern California Dr. Songtao Shi New Faculty I Oral and Craniofacial Reconstruction Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells $3,242,651
Scripps Research Institute Dr. Sheng Ding Dr. New Faculty I Reprogramming of human somatic cells back to pluripotent embryonic stem cells $1,393,876
Gladstone Institutes, J. David Sheng Ding PhD New Faculty I Reprogramming of human somatic cells back to pluripotent embryonic stem cells $1,320,101
Stanford University Karl Deisseroth New Faculty I Bioengineering technology for fast optical control of differentiation and function in stem cells and stem cell progeny $2,424,209
Stanford University Dr. Howard Y. Chang New Faculty I Noncoding RNAs in Cell Fate Determination $2,985,894
BioTime, Inc. Dr. Michael D West Ph.D. Early Translational I Addressing the Cell Purity and Identity Bottleneck Through Generation and Expansion of Clonal Human Embryonic Progenitor Cell Lines $4,721,706
University of California, Davis Dr. Alice F Tarantal Early Translational I In Utero Model to Assess the Fate of Transplanted Human Cells for Translational Research and Pediatric Therapies $3,143,392
Salk Institute for Biological Studies Dr. Inder M. Verma Early Translational I Curing Hematological Diseases $5,979,252
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Dr Evan Y Snyder Early Translational I Developmental Candidates for Cell-Based Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) $5,190,752
Stanford University Dr. Jill Helms Early Translational I Enhancing healing via Wnt-protein mediated activation of endogenous stem cells $6,464,126
Jackson Labs Pali G. Kaur Early Translational I Mouse Models for Stem Cell Therapeutic Development $3,759,134
Gladstone Institutes, J. David Dr. Warner C Greene Early Translational I Maximizing the Safety of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as an Infusion Therapy: Limiting the Mutagenic Threat of Retroelement Retrotransposition during iPSC Generation, Expansion and Differentiation $1,280,001
Scripps Research Institute Dr. Martin Friedlander Early Translational I Autologous Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells Derived from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for the Treatment of Atrophic Age Related Macular Degeneration $5,806,321
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Gabriel H. Travis Early Translational I Development of a Stem Cell-based Transplantation Strategy for Treating Age-related Macular Degeneration $5,487,136
Scripps Research Institute Dr. Jeanne F Loring Early Translational I Ensuring the safety of cell therapy: a quality control pipeline for cell purification and validation $5,830,771
ViaCyte, Inc. Dr. Olivia G. Kelly Early Translational I Methods for detection and elimination of residual human embryonic stem cells in a differentiated cell product $5,405,397
Scripps Health Dr. Darryl D. D’Lima Early Translational I Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Cartilage Regeneration and Osteoarthritis $3,118,431
University of California, Irvine Dr. Frank LaFerla Early Translational I Neural Stem Cells as a Developmental Candidate to Treat Alzheimer Disease $3,599,997
University of California, Davis Dr. Jan Aileen Nolta PhD Early Translational I Sustained siRNA production from human MSC to treat Huntingtons Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders $2,615,674
University of California, San Diego Dr. Yang Xu Early Translational I Developing induced pluripotent stem cells into human therapeutics and disease models $5,165,028
Parkinson’s Institute Mr. James “Bill” William Langston Mr. Early Translational I Using patient-specific iPSC derived dopaminergic neurons to overcome a major bottleneck in Parkinson’s disease research and drug discovery $3,698,646
University of California, Berkeley Dr. Ellen A. Robey Transplantation Immunology Human Immune System Mouse models as preclinical platforms for stem cell derived grafts $1,005,605
Scripps Research Institute Dr. Nicholas R.J. Gascoigne Transplantation Immunology Role of Innate Immunity in hematopoeitic stem cell-mediated allograft tolerance $1,705,554
Stanford University Dr. Ken Weinberg Transplantation Immunology Engineered immune tolerance by Stem Cell-derived thymic regeneration $1,271,729