Current Recipients

The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is pleased to announce the recipients of 2022-23 IFER Graduate Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science.

Xingrui Mou

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Sponsor: Dr. Samira Musah

"Engineered in vitro model of the human kidney for blood filtration and disease modeling"

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Alan Kim

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsor: Dr. Lena Smirnova

"Synaptogenesis Assay for Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing in a Human 3D Brain Model"

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Nuria Vilarnau

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Sponsor: Dr. Volker Martin Lauschke

"Mechanistic Analyses of Human Hepatocyte Plasticity"

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Katharina Kroll

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Lewis

"Development of a Perfusable Vascularized 3D-Kidney Organoid on a Chip for Nephrotoxicity Testing"

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Prashant Hariharan

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"

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Jason Eades

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Sponsor: Dr. Abhishek Jain

“Replacing animal models of thrombosis with Vein-Chip: A case study evaluating SARS-CoV-2-induced thrombosis and mechanical therapeutics”

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Kaihua (Chloe) Chen

University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Sponsor: Dr. James McGrath

“In vitro studies of biophysical and molecular determinants of the blood-brain barrier during sepsis and systemic inflammation”

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Divya Subramanian

The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Sponsor: Dr. David Schmidtke

“Development of a novel in-vitro biomimetic corneal stroma using microfluidics to study corneal wound healing”

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Yansong (Harry) Peng

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Sponsor: Dr. Esak Lee

“A tissue-engineered pancreatic cancer model for dissecting the roles of lymphatic vessels in tumor immunity”

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