Josephine Allen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was recently awarded a 2013 Pilot Project grant from UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
The UF CTSI’s most recent round of one-year intramural pilot grants provides approximately $250,000 in support of 14 projects led by investigators from six colleges. CTSI Pilot Project Awards support the growth of interdisciplinary and investigator-initiated research and provide three categories of support: trainee, junior faculty and novel methods and technologies. Areas of special interest for this round of awards included collaborations with the CTSI Biorepository and the CTSI Human Imaging Core.
Dr. Allen received the award for her Junior Faculty Project titled “Bioactive ssDNA polymers for directed stem cell differentiation.”