A project entitled “‘Cardioimmunotherapy’ – A Paradigm Shifting Concept: Engineering Cardio-Reparative Macrophages by Cardiac Specific Exosomes" led by Co-Principal Investigators Peiman Hematti, MD (pictured at upper right), professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, and Amish Raval, MD (pictured at lower right), associate professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, was selected for funding by the University of Wisconsin—Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education for the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative. This collaborative work has led to a patent application (#P160278NL01) recently filed by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the technology transfer office of UW-Madison.
The project was among 21 chosen from submissions from 137 UW-Madison faculty members. The average UW2020 award provides $300,000 over two years. Additional Department of Medicine faculty members who are co-investigators on other newly-funded UW2020 projects are:
- Nathan Sandbo, MD, assistant professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Sandbo is a co-investigator for a project entitled “SIMFab: Shared Instrumentation for Micro-bio Fabrication”
- Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology; David Andes, MD, professor and head, Infectious Disease; Barbara Bendlin, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology; Bruce Klein, MD, professor, Infectious Disease and Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Microbiology and Immunology; and James Gern, MD, professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Department of Pediatrics. All are co-investigators for a project entitled “The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease”