University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering

Professors Jin Nam and Hyle Park receive NSF award

Professors Jin Nam and Hyle Park receive NSF award

September 21, 2018

Professor Nam and Professor Park

Professors Nam (left) and Park (right) have received an NSF award in the amount of $400,000 for their project, “Personalized in vitro nerve model”.  There are more than 600 neurological diseases without effective treatments available, a problem exacerbated by the fact that current animal-based in vivo models for developing new therapeutics are inefficient in translation to humans due to dissimilarity in physiology and genetics. The research team aims to develop a strategy to engineer humanized nerve tissue using the unique combination of patient-derived stem cells and electroactive scaffolds, a patent-pending technology, and validate its functionality via non-destructive optical coherence tomography.

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