Latest SPARK Award Recipients

Announcing the 2021 SPARK Award Recipients

 

  1. Lead scientist: Eric Appel

      Title: An ultra-fast insulin to improve diabetes treatment

       This project is supported by MCHRI 

  1. Lead scientists: Maria Barna, Craig Kerr and Travis Lantz

      Title: Treatment of Diamond Blackfan anemia

       This project is supported by MCHRI

  1. Lead scientists: Vivek Bhalla, Ave Thakor and Demitri Maxim

      Title: Treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

       This project is supported by MCHRI

  1. Lead scientists: Ami Bhatt, Patrick Hsu, Michael Bassik, Lacramioara Bintu, Matt Durrant, Josh Tycko and Aravind Natarajan

      Title: Advancing next-generation gene therapy

       This project is supported by MCHRI

  1. Lead scientists: Thomas Cherpes, Rodolfo Vicetti Miguel and Nick Quispe Calla

      Title: A novel therapy for genitourinary syndrome of menopause

  1. Lead scientists: Utkan Demirci, Tanya Stoyanova, Mehmet Ozen, and En-Chi Hsu

      Title: Liquid biopsy-based detection of biomarkers for early cancer detection

  1. Lead scientists: Ed Engleman and Sreya Bagchi

      Title: Targeting cancers in obese patients

       This project is jointly supported by Hwang Foundation

  1. Lead scientist: Yang Hu

      Title: Treatment for glaucoma

       This project is jointly supported by Stanford Ophthalmology

  1. Lead scientists: Kelly Mahaney and Jay Rajadas

      Title: Prevention of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus in neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage

       This project is supported by MCHRI

  1. Lead scientists: Hiro Nakauchi and Fabian Suchy

      Title: Rapid detection of common cell culture irregularities

  1. Lead scientists: Jeffery Norton, Deshka Foster and Jason Guo

      Title: Prevention of abdominal adhesions after surgery

       This project is jointly supported by BioX

  1. Lead scientists: Chirag Patel and Corinne Beinat

      Title: Imaging methods for improved management of glioblastoma

        This project is jointly supported by the Hwang Foundation

  1. Lead scientists: Gerlinde Wernig and Tristan Lerbs

      Title: Treatment of lung cancer and fibrotic lung disease

       This project is jointly supported by BioX