The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019-20 IFER Graduate Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science. For more details on the research projects, click on the links below.
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Sponsor: Dr. Samira Musah
"Engineered in vitro model of the human kidney for blood filtration and disease modeling"
The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sponsor: Dr. Fionnuala Lundy and Dr. Anna-Claire Devlin
"Further characterization of an in vitro human sensory neuronal model derived from dental pulp stem cells for the study of neuronal responses in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)"
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Sponsor: Dr. Carolyn Harris and Dr. Bonnie Blazer-Yost
"Engineering human choroid plexus-on-a-chip as a non-animal model to advance the understanding of how hydrocephalus alters normal CSF secretion"
University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Sponsor: Dr. Rod Luwor
"Using brain tumor organoids to evaluate efficacy of novel inhibitors"
University of Tubingen, Germany
Sponsor: Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland
"Towards clinical studies on mature β-cell drug testing platform"
Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Sponsor: Dr. C.J.F. Boon
"The role of corticosteroids in the pathogenesis of central serous chorioretinopathy"