American Lung Association Awards $50K for Regenerative Medicine Project

American Lung Association Awards $50K for Regenerative Medicine Project

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American Lung Association Awards $50K for Regenerative Medicine Project

As part of its Catalyst Grant program, the American Lung Association (ALA) has awarded $50,000 for a project aimed at regenerating damaged lung tissue. Researcher Ya-Wen Chen, PhD, hopes her project will ultimately help to improve lung function in people with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chen, the ALA grant winner, is a professor of medicine, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). The award will…

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