March 1, 2021
NIH Awards $2.4 Million to Dr. Nayak's Research
Dr. Nayak's R-01 independent investigator grant application to the NIH was funded this morning (3/1/2021) by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This is a 5-year award (3/1/2021 - 1/31/2026) totaling $2.4M, to support his laboratory group's pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo animal model work to optimize the transplantation of CRISPR gene-corrected human stem cells into the airway epithelium, as a candidate treatment for cystic fibrosis sinusitis. Co-Investigators on this award, all within Stanford University, include Drs. Matthew Porteus (Pediatrics and Biochemistry), Tushar Desai (Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine), Y. Peter Yang (Orthopedics), and Jeffrey Wine (Psychology, CF Biology).