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)

FY2022 Awards

David Lewis, MD
Professor, Pediatrics -  Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
Study Title: A CRISPR-based pan-respiratory virus prophylactic regimen effective in infants, pregnant women, and other immunologically vulnerable hosts

Ruth Lathi, MD
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)
Study Title: Determining Immune Predictors of Pre-eclampsia Optimizing the NatPro Study

Julia Kaltschmidt, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Study Title: Development and Injury of the Human Fetal Enteric Nervous System, In Vivo and In Vitro

Alison Marsden, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology
Study Title: Elucidating the role of structure and morphometry on mechanobiological drivers of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Past Awards