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Dr. Cory Simpson Wins Innovation Pilot Award

Congratulations to Cory Simpson, MD, PhD, FAAD, whose recent proposal has been selected to receive a $50,000 Innovation Pilot Award (IPA) from the University of Washington’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM). Funding from this award will support the Simpson Lab’s ongoing research in epidermal differentiation and how it is compromised in dermatologic disease.

“I am really honored and grateful to have been selected by ISCRM for this award, which will directly support my basic science research program in dermatology. This type of early investment in new labs like mine is absolutely critical to obtaining additional external grants to support our long-term goals of better understanding genetic skin disorders and identifying new treatment approaches.” – Dr. Cory Simpson

Dr. Simpson is the Principal Investigator for the Simpson Lab, a new wet lab at the University of Washington specializing in skin regeneration, repair and imaging. The Simpson Lab is located at the UW Medicine South Lake Union (SLU) Campus amidst an innovative biomedical research hub in Seattle.

Innovation Pilot Awards

ISCRM’s Innovation Pilot Award (IPA) is a State-funded program established to seed early projects with the potential of leading to significant grants, papers and discoveries. The program supports innovative research of any current UW faculty member of ISCRM who is pursuing novel experiments that are directly relevant to stem cell biology or regeneration.

Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM)

The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), affectionately called “ice cream,” is a global leader in stem cell research and regenerative medicine and provides access to state-of-the-art core research facilities and equipment to its members. Over the last decade, the Institute has offered many grant opportunities and patented more than 250 discoveries with commercial potential. The ISCRM is now a West Coast hub for scientific discovery and training, home to more than 130 labs (including 50 in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood), many hundreds of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees and 100,000 square feet of lab space.

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