​​​​Eight teams led by UHN Principal Investigators
Eight teams led by UHN Principal Investigators are amongst 20 teams receiving funding for their research projects from the University of Toronto’s Medicine by Design initiative. (Photo: UHN) ​

Eight teams led by University Health Network scientists are amongst 20 teams who have received Medicine by Design Team Project Awards, an initiative created by the University of Toronto.

The 20 projects will receive funding worth a total of $9 million per year for the next three years through Medicine by Design's first investment in collaborative team projects.

The eight projects led by UHN Principal Investigators are:

  • "Pathways to enhance the clinical utility of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation"
    Led by: Dr. John Dick, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre​
  • "Modelling functional hepatocytes and liver tissue from pluripotent stem cells"
    Led by: Dr. Gordon Keller, Director of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • "Improving the function, integration and safety of stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte transplantation"
    Led by: Dr. Michael Laflamme, Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
  • "Organ replacement, repair and regeneration"
    Led by: Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
  • "Optimized immunosuppression by Darwinian design"
    Led by: Dr. Tracy McGaha, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • "Characterization of the neurovascular islet "niche" and its role on b-cell function and maturation"
    Led by: Dr. Cristina Nostro, Scientist, McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Toronto General Research Institute
  •  "Decellularization and recellularization for lung and airway regeneration"
    Led by: Dr. Tom Waddell, Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
  •  "Deciphering and manipulating cell-specific regulatory networks to produce therapeutic designer cells"
    Led by: Dr. Jason Fish, Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute

See the full list of funded projects and learn more about the Medicine by Design Awards in the University of Toronto's press release.

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