Stem Cell Institute member Dr. Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia receives Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Grant
February 16, 2022
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota has announced the grants awarded for 2022 to 2024 and the list of grantees includes Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, PhD who is a member of the Stem Cell Institute. Dr. Rivera-Mulia's funded research project will focus on "A multi-omics approach for the identification of species-specific developmental states and speed during interspecies chimerism."
Generation of human organs in animal hosts such as pigs, is a promising alternative for transplantation therapy. However, developmental differences between species constitute a major roadblock. In this study, we aim to construct integrative models of gene regulation during early embryogenesis of distinct species that can improve stage-matching of donor cells and host embryos, and enable better generation of human transplantable organs for regenerative medicine.