Stanford Bio-X Seed Grants Recipients

Top to bottom: Butts Pauly, Dionne, Levin, Ferrara, Tang.

September 3, 2020

Professors of Radiology Kim Butts Pauly, Jennifer Dionne (courtesy of Materials Science & Engineering), Katherine Ferrara, Craig Levin, and Sindy Tang (courtesy of Mechanical Engineering) have received seed grants by Stanford Bio-X. 

Stanford Bio-X supports interdisciplinary research with our biannual Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grants Program (IIP), corporate partnerships, Ventures grants, graduate fellowships, an undergraduate summer program, and more. The Stanford Bio-X Seed Grants fund proposals that enhance interdisciplinary research among the Stanford scientific communities in areas related to bioengineering, biosciences, and biomedicine, providing seed funding for high-risk, high-reward collaborative proposals including basic research leading to fundamental discoveries, as well as innovative technology, relating to human health.

Interdiscplinary Initiatives Program Seed Grant projects:

Harnessing ultrasound to control gene expression and editing
Katherine Ferrara - Professor of Radiology
Stanley Qi - Assistant Professor of BioengineeringStanley Qi - Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Metamaterial Crystal for Ultrafast Time-of-Flight Positron Emission Tomography
Craig Levin - Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and (by courtesy) of Physics, of Electrical Engineering, and of Bioengineering
Jennifer Dionne - Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Treating addiction by non-invasive ultrasound neuromodulation
Kim Butts Pauly - Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and (by courtesy) of Bioengineering and of Electrical Engineering
Casey H. Halpern - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Xiaoke Chen - Associate Professor of BiologyProfessor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and (by courtesy) of Bioengineering and of Electrical Engineering

Prognosis of anaphylaxis using an ex vivo basophil function assay
Sindy Tang - Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Stephen Galli - The Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D. Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology & Immunology  
Kari Nadeau - Naddisy Foundation Professor of Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology & Asthma, and Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy & Clinical Immunology) and (by courtesy) of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery)

Micro-tissue dicer (“µDicer”) for spatially resolved multi-modal genomics
Bo Wang - Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and (by courtesy) of Developmental Biology
Sindy Tang - Associate Professor of Mechanical EngineeringAssociate Professor of Mechanical Engineering