Two teams of Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) investigators were each awarded $50,000 in seed funding to initiate new research projects by the Institute’s Executive Advisory Board during their November 17 meeting. Recipients of the CLP Cornew Innovation awards were selected through a competitive process culminating in presentations to the board.
Funding was awarded to Hao Zhang, biomedical engineering; Thomas O’Halloran, chemistry; and John Troy, biomedical engineering, to investigate the ability of zinc to prevent glaucoma using proprietary imaging technology developed by Zhang and his collaborators. David Harris, chemistry, and Irawati Kandela, Center for Developmental Therapeutics, received funding to support their work on the development of Cobalt-based molecular MRI probes for detecting tumors based on differences in extracellular pH between tumor and normal tissue.
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