MSI PIs Receive Grants in Translational Medicine Research


Two MSI PIs are among the recipients of grants from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (BMM), an organization that funds research into regenerative medicine and chronic disorders.

  • Assistant Professor Marija Cvetanovic (Neuroscience) is studying how different brain cells affect neurodegenerative diseases. Her group is especially interested in spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, a fatal, inherited disease of the cerebellum.
  • Associate Professor Troy Lund (Pediatrics; Stem Cell Institute) uses MSI for a project to develop a better understanding of how oxidative stress affects erythroid progenitors and mitochondrial function. The BMM grant funds a project to improve the efficacy of bone-marrow transplantation

An article describing the research of all the grant winners appears in Twin Cities Business: Commercially promising stem cell research projects land state funding.