Published on Tuesday April 6, 2010
Professor Ulrike Wegst, Anne Stevens Assistant Professor in the
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded
funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) as part of a
Bioengineering Research Partnership (BRP) led by Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, with component groups at UC Berkeley; UC San
Francisco; Drexel University; and Imperial College, London.
The goal of the project is to develop biomaterials for tissue
engineering that will eliminate surgical risks and allow immediate
return of function. The overall project was funded at $6M for five
years and Drexel's portion of the budget is $310,000 for two years,
with the possibility for extension.