Latest SPARK Award Recipients

Announcing the 2023 SPARK Award Recipients

  1. Lead scientists: Eric Appel, Shoshana Williams and Travis Lantz

   Title: Intranasal drug delivery for antenatal depression

          This project is supported by MCHRI

 

  1. Lead scientists: Katrin Svensson and Laetitia Voilquin

  Title: Peptide for treating obesity and weight-related disorders

            This project is supported by Bio-X

 

  1. Lead scientists: Lihua Ying and David Cornfield

 Title: Novel therapy for preterm labor to prevent prematurity

            This project is supported by MCHRI  

 

  1. Lead scientists: Sean Spencer and Justin Sonnenburg

  Title: Treatment of pediatric food allergy using novel fermented    food-derived therapeutics

            This project is supported by MCHRI

 

  1. Lead scientists: Nima Aghaeepour and Lance Prince

  Title: Precision Nutrition for Premature Newborns

            This project is supported by MCHRI

 

  1. Lead scientists: Ru-Siou Hsu and Stanley Liu

  Title: Osteogenic glue to promote bone regeneration and assist fracture fixation and healing

           This project is jointly supported by the department of Otolaryngology and CTSA/SPECTRUM

 

  1. Lead scientists: Yang Hu and Liang Li

 Title: Developing AAV-mediated gene therapy for glaucoma

           This project is supported by Stanford Ophthalmology

 

  1. Lead scientist: Rukayat Taiwo and Melanie Hayden-Gephart

  Title: Development of a diagnostic liquid biopsy test for characterization of glioblastoma

            This project is jointly supported by the Dean’s office and CTSA/SPECTRUM

 

  1. Lead scientists: Alexander Dunn, Possu Huang and Paul Rujigrok

Title: Development of a sensitive and robust malaria diagnostic using designed de novo antigen binders

          This project is supported by MCHRI

 

  1. Lead scientists: Michelle Griffin and Michael Longaker

  Title: A novel target to prevent and treat skin scar formation

            This project is jointly supported by the Dean’s office and   CTSA/SPECTRUM

 

  1. Lead scientists: Eric Appel, Jerry Yan and Olivia Saouaf

Title: Sustained delivery technologies for engineering potent and durable vaccines

            This project is jointly supported by CTSA/SPECTRUM and Bio-X

 

  1. Lead scientists: Yusuke Nakauchi and Ravindra Majeti

Title: Allele-specific anti-HLA antibodies as theranostic agents in hematopoietic cell transplantation

            This project is jointly supported by CTSA/SPECTRUM and Bio-X

 

  1. Lead scientists: Mark Mercola and Anna Hnatiuk

Title: Improved Non-Cardiovascular Toxic Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors For Leukemia Treatment

            This project is supported by the Dean’s office