Announcement of 2016 ARDF Alternatives Research Grant awards

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Announcement of 2016 ARDF Alternatives Research Grant awards

Sue A. Leary, ARDF

The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Alternatives Research Grants.

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

More information on the ARDF grant program can be found on the website: http://www.ardf-online.org.