An Indiana University scientist has received a $5.4 million grant for continued research on adaptable cells. Distinguished Professor Hal Broxmeyer’s work involves investigating the use of blood-forming cells in cord blood for transplantation involving some types of cancer and metabolic and blood diseases. The Award is from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through its Outstanding Investigator Award program, which was launched in 2016.
Broxmeyer has researched umbilical cord blood transplantation for 35 years. The professor of microbiology and immunology is also the Mary Margaret Walther Professor Emeritus and chairman emeritus of the IU School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology at IU School of Medicine and a co-leader of the hematopoiesis and malignant hematology research program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.
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