POP Grants Round 3 Awardees

Congratulations to our Round 3 recipients of the POP Grants funding program! More than 25 proposals were submitted and reviewed by domain experts and industry advisers. We received many high-quality proposals and after much consideration, we awarded 11 UCI professors with the POP Grants. The recipients and their projects are described below. Special thanks to Kairos Ventures for their support.

 

Arash Kheradvar

Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering 

Feasibility Studies of a Bio-Inspired Transcatheter Atrioventricular (Mitral and Tricuspid) Valve Technology in Sheep

 

 

 

Michelle Khine

Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Department of Biomedical Engineering;

ASPIRE: Asthma Sensing Predictive Intuitive Respiratory E-alert Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

Harrison Lin 

School of Medicine: Department of Otolaryngology

Auditory Neural Prosthesis: the Next Generation Cochlear Implant

 

 

 

 

 

Hamid Moradi

School of Medicine: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Developing a Treatment to Improve Survival in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

 

 

 

 

Bruce Tromberg

Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering; Beckman Laser Institute

Laser Scanning Multiphoton Microscope (MPM) for in vivo Clinical Skin Imaging

 

 

 

 

Hamid Djalilian

School of Medicine: Department of Otolaryngology

Clinical Investigation of a New Direct Drive Micro Hearing Aid: A Clinical Trial

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Digman

Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Department of Biomedical Engineering

An Imaging Device to Assess the Developmental Potential of Pre-implantation Embryos

 

 

 

 

Catherine Loudon

UCI School of Biological Sciences: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Physical Insecticides: Entrapment of Bed Bugs

 

 

 

 

Rongshen Jin

School of Medicine: Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Novel Anti-cancer Biologics Targeting Wnt Signaling Pathway

 

 

 

 

 

Maksim Plikus

UCI School of Biological Sciences: Department of Development and Cell Biology

Stimulation of Hair Growth by Senescent Cell-Derived Factors

 

 

 

 

 

Kumar Wickramansinghe

Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Rapid Diagnosis of Ocular Infections at Point-of-Care – Validation of Handheld ChAmpionSeq PCR Technology