Stem Cell Faculty Receive NIH Funding
Two UCR stem cell faculty received new NIH grants this year.
Dr. Monica Carson, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Center for Glial Neuronal Interactions recently
received funding from NIH to pursue a collaborative project with the Burton-Jones laboratory at UCI. Dr. Carson's team will be
characterizing iPSC derived microglia from individuals with and without Alzheimer's disease. Her lab expects to define how mutations
in microglial expressed molecules lead to increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
More information on Dr. Carson's lab can be found at:
Dr. Prue Talbot, Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Stem Cell Center, recently received two grants from NIH to pursue her
work with pluripotent stem cells. Dr. Talbot's lab uses human embryonic stem cells to model prenatal development and will be determining
how tobacco products affect early stages of embryogenesis. Her lab is also developing, in collaboration with engineering faculty, live
cell imaging assays that can be applied to toxicological problems.
More information on Dr. Talbot's research can be found at:
Dr. Monica Carson
Dr. Prue Talbot