Stem Cell Study Into Repairing Damaged Lungs Wins $100K ALA Grant

Stem Cell Study Into Repairing Damaged Lungs Wins $100K ALA Grant

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Stem Cell Study Into Repairing Damaged Lungs Wins $100K ALA Grant

The American Lung Association (ALA) gave a Catalyst Award, worth $100,000 over two years, to a scientist whose study will address the regeneration of damaged lung tissue. Ya-Wen Chen, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine and stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the University Southern California (USC), will use the $50,000/year grant to investigate if a distinct group of stem cells might repair damaged lungs in people with diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis…

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