Fourteen Yale researchers receive grants from regenerative medicine fund
Fourteen Yale researchers were among 21 scientists who will receive $11 million in state grants to pursue biomedical or stem cell research.
The funding comes from the state’s Regenerative Medicine Fund, formerly the Connecticut Stem Cell Program. The fund is overseen by BioInnovation Connecticut which, under the management of Connecticut Innovations, gives financing and support to young state companies.
Since 2006, the fund has supported more than 190 research projects at Yale, the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, The Jackson Laboratory, and private companies in the state.
The grants range from $750,000 for established investigators to $200,000 seed grants to researchers investigating promising new ideas.
Projects at Yale will include efforts to use stem cells to engineer arteries and to repair spinal cord injuries.
A complete list of recipients can be found at BioInnovations Connecticut.