2019

2019

Call for Proposals: Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology P01 Pilot Grants 2020

January 15, 2020

The Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) invites applications for Pilot Grant funding for 2020 under the NIH-funded P01 grant “Dissecting the establishment and regulation of human pluripotency” (PI Alexander Meissner).

The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for proof-of-concept studies. These pilot grants are intended to increase our understanding of the basic biology of human pluripotent cells and their utility for translational applications.

HSCRB may fund 1 pilot grant in this round. It will be funded at a maximum...

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Call for Applications: 2020 Barry Family HSCI Innovation Award for Early Investigators

December 20, 2019

Award amount

$250,000.00

Posted date

December 20, 2019

Deadline for letter of intent

Friday, January 31, 2020

Deadline for full proposal (if invited)

Monday, March 16, 2020

Presentation to selection committee (if invited)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Anticipated award date

Monday, June 1, 2020

Award description

HSCI is pleased to announce a significant new annual award for innovation in the field of stem cell science and regenerative...

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Mitochondrial DNA sequencing reveals the true origins of cells

April 9, 2019

There are many more cell types than you might think. In your liver, for example, the cells in one section may be different than those in another. But researchers have only a general idea of how stem cells differentiate into broad categories (like “liver”) and divide to make new cells.

Understanding each different cell type – and how it interacts with its neighbors over time – is one of the greatest challenges in biomedical research.

A new study led by HSCI researcher Vijay...

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Amar Sahay, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The incidence and complexity of mental illnesses and cognitive impairments associated with ageing and Alzheimer’s disease underscores the need to develop novel treatments. Our mission is to generate fundamental insights into the role of adult hippocampal neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells generate dentate granule neurons throughout life, in hippocampal functions in encoding, memory processing and modulation of mood. ... Read more about Amar Sahay, PhD