Navigation Links
NIH New Innovator Award helps Sanford-Burnham scientist pursue high-risk, high-reward project

LA JOLLA, Calif., September 13, 2012 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director today announced that Duc Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), will receive a New Innovator Award. These awards are intended to help researchers pursue big ideas with the potential to transform scientific fields and speed the translation of research into improved health.

Dong's big idea is to grow replacement organs in an adult animal, using a new technology his lab recently developed. He and his team will genetically reprogram cells in zebrafish to induce new tissue development. Zebrafish, a valuable model for studying human development and disease, will allow the researchers to rapidly screen genes and chemicals important for efficient genetic reprogramming in a living organism.

"The ability to grow replacement tissues will be useful for treating diseases such as diabetes, liver disease, and heart disease, as well as for repairing or replacing organs and limbs damaged or lost due to traumatic injury," Dong said. "This new award will allow us to address fundamental questions regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of genetic reprogramming as an approach to regenerative therapy."

The NIH Director's New Innovator Award, a part of the High Risk High Reward program supported by the NIH Common Fund, is different from most other NIH grants. These awards support new investigators at the beginning stages of their careersa time when they may lack the preliminary data required by the traditional NIH peer review system to qualify for highly competitive grants, such as RO1 grants. Instead, New Innovator Awards are given based on a researcher's creativity, the innovativeness of his or her approach, and the project's potential impact on human health.

"The Common Fund High Risk High Reward program provides opportunities for innovative investigators in any area of health res

Contact: Heather Buschman, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. ONR-funded young innovators recognized by President
2. Keck award enables Carnegie Mellon and Stanford to dramatically expand crowdsourced RNA design
3. MARC travel awards announced for EB 2012
4. Space research institute honors Sen. Hutchison with Pioneer Award
5. Autism Speaks awards $1.1 million to fund high priority studies
6. Young Scientist Award for Socio- and Econophysics 2012 for Arne Traulsen
7. MARC travel award announced for the 2012 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
8. Renowned geneticist R. Rodney Howell receives ACMG Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
9. Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Genetics Training Award in Clinical Biochemical Genetics announced
10. 2012 ACMG Foundation/Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award winner announced
11. NYU School of Medicine presents 2012 Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Awards
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
NIH New Innovator Award helps Sanford-Burnham scientist pursue high-risk, high-reward project
(Date:10/2/2015)... DUBLIN , Oct. 02 2015 ... addition of the "Enforcing the Law Using ... ) has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. --> Research ... addition of the "Enforcing the Law Using ...
(Date:9/30/2015)... GARDENS, Fla. , Sept. 30, 2015  The ... this month issued another key ruling in favor of ... determination that Korean fingerprint scanner company Suprema and its ... Act of 1930, a trade provision that declares it ... import trade, by infringing two of Crossmatch,s patents, the ...
(Date:9/29/2015)... MILWAUKEE , Sept. 29, 2015  iDAvatars is excited ... partners to introduce its product to market. The official announcement was ... Cognitive Economy event in San Francisco ... Avatar platform powered by IBM Watson. "It is ... the first 100 companies to bring to market the cognitive ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
... 16 issue of the journal Cell Host & ... this immune response in mice infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis ... of drug treatments for immunosuppressive diseases in humans. ... of the interferon response in vivo," says the paper,s ...
... at the University of Delaware have discovered that when the ... it can send out an S.O.S. to the roots for ... that brings beneficial bacteria to the rescue. The finding ... of passing pathogens--and sheds new light on a sophisticated signaling ...
... TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The discovery of a protein involved ... a researcher at the Florida State University College of ... Institutes of Health. Branko Stefanovic, associate professor in ... Medicine, hopes his discovery could lead to treatment methods ...
Cached Biology News:
(Date:10/8/2015)... , Oct. 8, 2015  ATCC, the premier global ... it has been selected by The Michael J. Fox ... lines to academic, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology organizations committed to ... the United States , and more than ... the United States , and more than ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... Global Biologics and Biosimilars ... Biosimilars industry . --> Big Market ... Industry 2015 Deep Market Research Report, Size, Share, ... and depth research report on Global Biologics ... , --> ) , ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: REPCF) ... on the development of autologous cell therapies, today announced its ... taking place in the month of October: ... RepliCel will be presenting at the annual Partnering ... Mesa to be held October 7-9 in ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... ... October 08, 2015 , ... ProMIS Neurosciences, ... agreement to develop and commercialize intellectual property rights belonging to The University of ... 2009, and affords exclusive worldwide rights to intellectual property based on use of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
... , Purpose , ... the use of chloramphenicol (CAP) as a veterinary drug for food ... for the identification and quantification of CAP in milk and milk ... many analytical procedures are described in the literature, the presented method ...
... , ... and detailed structural data of highlyknotted spider toxins , ... The primary structure determination ... cLC 492 sequencing system and the QSTAR Pulsar hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer. ...
... Abstract , The generation of hybrid ... production is a fundamental and well-established technique. However, , ... , has varied little over the years. ... antigens is particularly problematic. We have developed a robust , ...
Cached Biology Technology: