Minnesota Partnership Grants Awarded

MSI PIs were on five of the six teams recently awarded research grants by the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. The grants were awarded based on competitive applications and are intended to provide a means for innovative research projects to get started.

The Minnesota Partnership is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and the state of Minnesota. Each research team includes members from the University and Mayo.

The five PIs who received grants are:

Assistant Professor Scott Dehm (Masonic Cancer Center); Mayo partner, Manish Kohli, M.D.
Pharmacogenomics and Prostate Cancer Treatments
MSI project description

Professor and Head Robert Tranquillo (Biomedical Engineering); Mayo partner, Amir Lehman, M.D.
A New Kind of Heart Valve
MSI project description

Professor Brian Van Ness (Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development); Mayo partner, Shaji Kumar, M.D.
Exploring New Drugs for Multiple Myeoloma
MSI project description

Associate Professor Michael Walters (Medicinal Chemistry); Mayo partner, Jordan Miller, Ph.D.
Safer Solutions to Treat Aortic Valve Calcification
MSI project description

Professor Paul Iaizzo (Surgery); Mayo partner, Samuel Asirvatham, M.D.
VSV-cDNA Therapy for Treatment of Glioblastoma
MSI project description

A complete list, with descriptions, of the Minnesota Partnership grants can be found in the news release on the Health Sciences website.