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Daewon Park receives 2nd NIH R21 Grant

Daewon Park, Assistant Professor in BioengineeringDaewon Park, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, received an NIH R21 grant in the amount of $409,255 from the National Eye Institute.

With this grant, Park will develop an extracellular matrix-mimicking polymeric injectable system for the regeneration of injured retinal ganglion cell axons. This next generation biomaterial will have the ability to readily access the optic nerves, which sit in an anatomically challenging location, will harmonize with the host neuro-retinal environment to minimize introduction of counter-productive host reactions such as inflammatory responses, and will create a growth-permissive environment that encourages organized neuronal regeneration.


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