Awards support high-calibre post-doctoral fellows at the University of Toronto and affiliated hospitals who have outstanding potential to become independent researchers in regenerative medicine
Funded projects are investigating new approaches to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, skeletal muscle injuries, stroke and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and improve the success of blood stem cell transplants
Medicine by Design and OIRM invest $1.2 million in technologies and research to advance innovation in regenerative medicine
Twelve targeted projects and two post-doctoral fellowships that are expanding the frontiers of stem cell research will share $1.2 million in funding thanks to programs supported jointly by the University of Toronto’s Medicine by Design initiative and the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Penney Gilbert hopes to gain new insights into Duchenne muscular dystrophy using a new, three-dimensional tissue culture platform that can grow innervated human muscle in the lab more quickly and efficiently than previous methods.