30 May UWM Research Foundation awards $500,000 in catalyst grants
Milwaukee, Wis. – To provide seed funding for promising research projects, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation has announced that it will distribute $500,000 in catalyst grant awards.
The awards will be given to seven projects that feature scientific excellence and have strong potential to spur innovation and serve as the basis for commercial development, including partnerships, intellectual property, and start-up companies.
The grants are made possible by support from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. “Innovation is the driving force of Milwaukee’s economic growth,” Michael W. Grebe, president and CEO of the Foundation, said in a statement released by UWM. “We hope to see broad community benefits from the results of these research projects.”
This is the second group of projects funded under the catalyst grant program, and they represent some of UWM’s research strengths. The projects, which range from the development of a cancer drug delivery device to a treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, include:
• Jian Chen – Advanced nanomaterials for biomedical applications.
• Mary Lynne Collins – Development of a novel system for the production of membrane proteins.
• James Cook – Synthesis of novel compounds to treat alcohol addiction.
• Shaoqin Gong – Development of a cancer drug delivery molecule.
• David Klemer – Development of a microelectronic DNA biosensing device.
• Graham Moran – Novel treatment for fungal infections.
• Hao Zhang – Development of an advanced retinal imaging system.
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