FTE Grant Competition/Networking Event
By Dr. Frances Ligler
The Functional Tissue Engineering Members and Associates held the FTE Seed Grant event on Thursday October 13, 2016. We had a lively networking session and exchange of ideas. Four outstanding presentations competed for two grants. The winners were Dr. Qian Li (UNC) with Dr. Ke Cheng (CVM) – “Direct Cardiac Reprogramming via Targeted CRISPR/Cas9 Nanoparticles” and Dr. Donald Freytes (BME) with Dr. Michael Daniele (ECE) – “Development of a Real-Time In vitro Tracking Platform to Study Multicellular Interactions.” Several groups developed ideas for undergraduate research projects to be submitted for CMI funding; three proposals were subsequently tendered from FTE.