Professor Vunjak-Novakovic receives $2.8M NIH Center Grant Renewal
Professor Vunjak-Novakovic and Professor David Kaplan from Tufts University were recently awarded a competitive renewal of their NIH Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC), for another five years. The unifying mission for the TERC is to engineer human tissue systems for medical impact. This grant brings $2.8M to each the Bioreactor Core at Columbia University and the complementary Biomaterials Core at Tufts University.
The Bioreactor Core faculty includes Clark Hung, Elisa Konofagou, Helen Lu, and Jeremy Mao. TERC will continue to support advanced research into functional tissue engineering, stem cells, and study of disease. The focus will remain in two critical areas: (a) skeletal systems and (b) cardiovascular systems, while progressing toward new fundamental and translational strategies. Building off of its mission, TERC will continue to foster service, dissemination and collaborative research for the scientific and technological community.