BME Assistant Professor Bill Polacheck has recently received an American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award for his research project “The Role of the Notch Mechanosensory Complex in the Vascular Endothelium.” The AHA Career Development awards are given for three year periods to promising investigators to support training and development to enhance future success as independent research scientists.
The total award of $231,000 may be used for salary and fringe benefits of the principal investigator, collaborating investigator(s), mentoring team members, and other participants, and for project-related expenses. Dr. Polacheck’s laboratory is an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers who build microfluidic models of human tissues. They use these human microtissue models to study how cells interact with their environment and how these interactions are disrupted in diseases, with the long-term objective of building tissue engineered therapies for organ replacement and regenerative medicine. Congratulations to Dr. Polacheck and his lab for receiving this prestigious award! For more information on the AHA Career Development awards, you can visit their website here.