Medical and Scientific Grants FY2015

Organization Location State Grant Description Amount Paid
Iowa State University Ames IA To develop a new system for the delivery of existing cancer chemotherapeutic agents that has an added benefit of enhancing the patient’s natural immune response. $120,514
Iowa State University Ames IA To use gene-based technology for development of a laboratory model in zebrafish to study the formation of high-grade brain tumors. $125,005
Iowa State University Ames IA Expand DNA sequencing capabilities. $500,000
Iowa State University Ames IA To develop a novel system for early-stage detection of oral cancer. $139,397
Iowa State University Ames IA To support a major initiative in the field of biomolecular structure. $605,000
Iowa State University Ames IA Create a research discovery endowment for core facility instrumentation. $1,500,000
Iowa State University Ames IA Purchase technology to expand flow cytometry capabilities. $250,000
University of Illinois Urbana IL To study the molecular basis of liver function, repair and regeneration. $144,014
University of Illinois Urbana IL To study mechanisms of gene regulation in beneficial microorganisms of the human digestive tract. $136,452
University of Illinois Urbana IL Purchase instrumentation for analyzing chemical structure. $500,000
University of Illinois Urbana IL Design an optomechanical microscope. (Challenge) $300,000
University of Iowa Iowa City IA To study a molecular signaling pathway implicated in aberrant intestinal stem cell development and colon cancer formation. $124,747
University of Iowa Iowa City IA Support a biomedical technology development and research initiative. $278,647
University of Iowa Iowa City IA Support a study on the age-dependent biology of human skin cells in response to various micro-environmental forces. $137,167
University of Iowa Iowa City IA Extend research into an organism-based biosensing network. $49,822
University of Iowa Iowa City IA Create a strategic leadership fund within the College of Public Health. (Challenge) $1,500,000
University of Iowa Iowa City IA Acquire instrumentation for analytical chemistry. $212,777
University of Iowa Iowa City IA Expand resources for astronomical observation. $124,910
University of Iowa Iowa City IA Create instructional materials to support a statewide science literacy initiative. $127,268
University of Iowa Iowa City IA Develop a statewide water-quality tracking system. $199,755
University of Iowa Foundation Iowa City IA Support for endowment and capital projects at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. $1,726,931
22 Total $8,802,406