Congratulations to Dr. Dhakal and Dr. Fuglestad on the DoD grant

May 18, 2022

The Dhakal and Fuglestad groups, in collaboration with the Mazar group at VCU Surgery, have been awarded a grant from the Department of Defense (DoD), entitled “Bioengineering islets with aptamers that block IBMIR in islet transplantation”. The project is focused on using a collaborative, multi-scale bioengineering approach to overcome detrimental inflammatory reactions in islet cell transplantation procedures. Upon completion, this technology promises to improve therapeutic strategies for Type-1 diabetes.