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Collaborative Research Seed Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Amin Rizkalla (Oral Biology, Schulich Dentistry and Dept of Medical Biophysics) for his collaboration on 'Tissue engineering a resilient bio-artificial cornea for human transplantation'.

PI: Sunil Parapuram, PhD (Dept of Ophthalmology)
Co-Investigators: Dr. William Hodge (Dept of Ophthalmology), Timothy Newson, PhD (Faculty of Engineering), Amin Rizkalla, PhD (Oral Biology, Schulich Dentistry and Dept of Medical Biophysics).

Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG) will provide recipients with approximately $250,000 in seed funding for the formation and development of new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams. The intent is to promote new collaborations that build on different scientific and scholarly backgrounds, to facilitate breakthroughs in solving research questions in a collaborative manner, and to position the School's researchers to successfully respond to targeted requests for proposals from Tri-Council or other funding agencies.