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UC San Diego Receives Two, $2M Research Grants from CIRM

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Feb 20, 2017


The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) awarded two scientists at UC San Diego $2 million each for their innovative research. The first award went to Alysson R. Muotri, PhD, professor in the UC San Diego School of Medicine departments of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine. The funding will support studies of new treatments for Zika. The second award went to Dan Kaufman, MD, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Regenerative Medicine. This funding will support the creation an “off-the-shelf immunotherapy” using NK cells to treat refractory or resistant tumors, such as ovarian cancer.

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Total UC Davis Regenerative Medicine Funding Reaches $130 Million

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, May 10, 2016

The University of California, Davis Medical Center is one of the highest funded research institutions in California. The university recently received two new grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), totaling $3.2 million, which will be used to support two research projects focusing on treating cancer and other diseases.   

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Tags: CA, University of California Davis Medical Center, Southwest, UCDMC, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Sacramento, CIRM, new funding, UC Davis, 2016, California Institutes of Regenerative Medicine

UCSD Researchers Get CIRM Funding for Cancer Stem Cell Research

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Fri, Dec 27, 2013

UCSD ResearchersA research team at the UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center recently received a major new grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for a groundbreaking cancer study. The research will be led by Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD, deputy director of research operations at the Moores Cancer Center and a professor of medicine at UC San Diego (Image courtesy of UCSD).

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California to Spend $32M on Stem Cell Research Biobank

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Mar 20, 2013

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is a major funding agency for stem cell research in the Golden State. Since voters approved the establishment of the agency in 2004, the CIRM has spent billions on research and facilities with the aim of making California the stem cell capital of the US. Now, in a move to advance that research mission even further, the agency has announced awards of $32M to investigators and stem cell companies to create a biobank of diseased cell lines for the use of researchers around the world. Called the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (hiPSC) Initiative Awards, the project will generate and ensure the availability of high quality disease-specific hiPSC resources for disease modeling, target discovery and drug discovery and development for prevalent, genetically complex diseases

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Irvine Regenerative Science Labs Capture $12M in Stem Cell Research Grants

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Sep 19, 2012

In a recent round of new funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), two UC Irvine stem cell research labs and their collaborators at other California universities and private labs have been awarded some $37M, of which approximately $12M will go directly to UCI. The two funded projects involve translational research to develop eventual clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, in the one study, and retinitis pigmentosa in the other. The new awards bring Irvine's total CIRM funding over the years to $96.25 million, most carried out at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center (right) which opened its cutting-edge facility on campus 2 years ago.

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Tags: CA, Stem cell research, University of California Irvine, Southwest, California, 2012, Neuroscience, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Funding, Irvine, CIRM, UC Irvine

$4.8M Stem Cell Research Grant + Top Young University Honor to UC Irvine

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Jun 06, 2012

The University of California Irvine may be a youngster in the world of great universities (having been established as recently as 1965), but the Southern California campus has not wasted any time distinguishing its research and academic programs. In fact, according to a recent ranking by the UK's Times Higher Education, UC Irvine is #1 in the US and #4 in the world among the Times' Top 100 Universities Under 50 Years Old. The new ranking category was added to specifically look at the merits of campuses that were not old enough to compete with prestigious, long-established institutions in areas like alumni support and "reputation" but nonetheless were strong in research and publications. The 100 Under 50 recognizes current and future promise more than past success, and in that respect UCI is unmatched in the US.

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Tags: CA, biomedical research, Stem cell research, Southwest, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Funding, Irvine, CIRM, UCI, UC Irvine

$12M Stem Cell Research Funding Newly Awarded to UCSD Biomedical Scientists

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Tue, May 29, 2012

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
(CIRM), California's stem cell agency, has just announced a new round of stem cell research funding totalling more than $69M. $12M of that will go to 5 biomedical scientists at the University of California San Diego, with an additional $4.3M awarded to a researcher at Scripps Institute, and a further $4M to two lab teams at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. That brings the total for UCSD and its affiliate La Jolla research institutes to $17.5M for this third round of CIRM's Early Translational Awards program, which supports projects that are in the initial stages of identifying drugs or cell types that could become disease therapies. UCSD alone received almost twice as much stem cell research funding in this round as any other public university, including UCSF.

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Stem Cell Research Funding of $5.6M by CIRM to Recruit New UCB Neurologist

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Jan 04, 2012

When the University of California Berkeley (UCB) decided to actively recruit acclaimed neurologist Dr. Zhigang He away from his research position at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital, they knew a critical component of the package they could offer him would be a promise of substantial funding for his stem cell research on the human nervous system in his new lab.  To secure this funding, UCB applied to and received a promise of $5.6M in research funding for He from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), a statewide initiative supported by taxpayer-approved bonds.

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Tags: 2012 Research Funding, University of California Berkeley, Stem cell research, California, University of California, Neuroscience, Funding, UC Berkeley, CIRM

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