Gallego-Perez awarded $2.3M NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Daniel Gallego-Perez, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $2.3M National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. The grant is one of 89 awarded as part of the NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which supports ideas with potential for great impact in biomedical research. Gallego-Perez will use the grant to build on earlier studies that demonstrated how tissue nanotransfection can convert skin cells into blood vessels and nerve cells. The resulting research may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.

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