1. Engineering an In Vitro Model System of Human Implantation and Early Pregnancy Loss (PIs: Oyen and Theunissen) – awarded in partnership with the School of Engineering and the Center for Women’s Health Engineering
  2. A bioengineered composite to promote regeneration following chronic nerve denervation (PIs: Li/Wood)
  3. Toward non-invasive assessment of uterine rupture risk after Cesarean section (PIs: Bersi, Garbow, Neil) – awarded in partnership with the School of Engineering and the Center for Women’s Health Engineering


  1. 3D Printed bioelectric scaffolds for accelerated peripheral nerve regeneration (PIs: Rutz/Wood)
  2. Bioengineered Composite for the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PI: Li)
  3. Novel Role of Kif26b in Cartilage Tissue Engineering (PI: Rai) – awarded in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Research Center


  1. Assessment of SARM-1 inhibition and Polethylene Glycol Fusion on the Rapid Return of Function in a Rodent Nerve Injury Model (PIs: Brogan and Milbrandt)
  2. Activation of DNA damage responses as a central element in the development of bone marrow failure (PI: Batista)


  1. Ontogeny of physiologically relevant definitive hematopoietic progenitors (PI: Sturgeon)
  2. A New Discovery Platform to Identify Mechanisms of Muscle Regeneration (PI: Johnson)


  1. The impact of NF1 mutation on excitatory and inhibitory neuron development and function (PIs: Gutmann/Kroll) – awarded in partnership with the IDDRC
  2. Mechanical priming to direct adipose progenitor cells toward an anti-fibrotic phenotype (PIs: Lake/Meyer)
  3. Leveraging macrophage ontogeny to engineer human cardiac tissues to model cardiomyopathy (PIs: Greenberg, Lavine, and Sturgeon)


  1. Improving hematopoietic potential of dyskeratosis congenital cells by modulation of RNA decay pathways (PI: Batista)
  2. Technology development for the study of genetic and environmental causes of diabetes (PI: Millman)
  3. Genome editing in autosomal dominantly inherited muscular dystrophy (PI: Weihl)
  4. Human kidney organoids from iPSCs for modeling kidney fibrosis ($10,000 Postdoctoral award to Zhao Sun, Humphreys Lab)
  5. Cortical interneurons from human embryonic stem cells to study developmental disease modeling ($10,000 postdoctoral award to Kesav Meganathan, Kroll Lab)


  1. Investigation of the Role of Aging in Huntington’s Disease Pathogenesis Using Human Neurons (PI: Yoo)
  2. Direct conversion of human atrial cardiomyocytes into induced-pacemaker cells (PIs: Rentschler, Curiel, and George)
  3. Generation of functional anti tumor NK cells from human pluripotent stem cells (PI: Sturgeon)


  1. Discovery of novel strategies to induce chondrocyte differentiation utilizing iPSC-derived MSCs (PI: McAlinden)
  2. Cortical interneurons from human pluripotent stem cells (PI: Kroll)
  3. Elucidating the genetic relationship between neuropsychiatric disease and cognition using human cerebral organoids (PI: Corbo)