$500K Proof of Concept Grants Awarded to ISB Scientists
Photo: ISB’s Jennifer Smith speaks to Jose Banda, superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, in this archived photo. Jennifer just received a $250,000 grant from the Life Sciences Discovery Fund.
The Life Sciences Discovery Fund announced the recipients of $1.25 million in Proof of Concept grants. ISB’s Brady Bernard, of the Shmulevich Group, and Jennifer Smith, of the Aitchison Group, each will receive grants totaling almost $500,000. From the LSDF press release:
Objective: To develop web-based tools for analysis of cancer genetic data to advance understanding of tumor biology, accelerate new discoveries, and, in the long term, facilitate personalized therapy
Objective: To develop a blood-based assay for pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease to permit earlier intervention for affected individuals, monitor responses to treatment, and support drug trials
Read the full press release.