Pilot/New Ideas Awards

“I am extremely grateful to the MCHRI for the Pilot Grant support that has allowed us to pursue a new direction in my lab in reproductive health. Thanks to this funding, we have been able to develop a new organoid culture model of the uterine lining or endometrium to pursue our goal of better understanding maternal-embryo interactions during implantation. This will provide important insights into a period of pregnancy that is otherwise difficult to study."

Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine (Hematology)


FY2021 Awards

Jason Andrews, MD, SM
Associate Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Study Title: Development of a novel point-of-care molecular assay for G6PD deficiency

Rosa Bacchetta, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)
Study Title: Revealing the Origin of Autoreactive T cells in IPEX Patients

Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine (Hematology)
Study Title: Soil and Seed: An Endometrial Organoid Model of Human Implantation

Laura Prolo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Study Title: Integrated Characterization of the Genomic and Methylomic Landscape of Pediatric High-Grade Gliomas to Identify Determinants of Treatment Response and Outcome

Xinnan Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Study Title: Targeting a Novel Mitochondrial Redox Pathway for Friedreich’s Ataxia

Past Awards