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2016 ARDF Awardees

ARDF is pleased to announce that its 2016 Alternatives Research Grant Program has made its selections. ARDF has awarded $200,000 to scientists developing alternative methods in a variety of areas of medical research, testing and education.

Congratulations to awardees:

Luca Cucullo, PhD
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, AMARILLO, TX
A humanized blood-brain tumor barrier model to assess drug delivery of chemotherapeutic treatment

Dongeun (Dan) Huh, PhD
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PA
A microengineered “cervix-on-a-chip” as an alternative to animal models for the study of premature cervical remodeling in preterm birth

Yaling Liu, PhD
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, BETHLEHEM, PA
A Mimetic Blood Vessel as an Alternative for Testing Transport Properties of Therapeutics

Samantha A. Meenach, PhD
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, KINGSTON, RI
Development of an Integrated In Vitro Air-Grown Lung Cancer Pre-Clinical Assay Platform

David S. Peterson, PhD and Richard Bradbury, PhD
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, ATHENS, GA*
Replacement of Animal Culture with in vitro Cultivation of Babesia species
*Co-Primary Investigator Dr. Bradbury’s lab is at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

ARDF expresses its appreciation to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences of Gaithersburg, Maryland, for coordinating the review process, and thanks all applicants who submitted proposals and others for their interest in developing alternative methods of conducting high quality scientific research. Full details can be found here.

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