Anna Huttenlocher, MD, Receives NIH/NIAID Grant

Anna Huttenlocher, MD
Anna Huttenlocher, MD

Congratulations to Anna Huttenlocher, MD, and David Beebe, PhD (College of Engineering), on the funding of their project, "Microscale models of inflammation and its resolution," from the National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID). Chronic inflammation caused by improper immune cell clearance is a significant human health problem contributing to tissue damage and chronic inflammation in autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer. During this 5-year project for $3.76 million, Drs. Huttenlocher and Beebe will apply bioengineering techniques and organotypic models using induced pluripotent stem cells to gain a better understanding of inflammation to guide better treatments strategies and patient outcomes.