UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a renowned surgeon-scientist, has won a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award for his exceptionally creative research in regenerative engineering. The $4 million grant is part of the NIH’s program for high-risk research with potentially high rewards. It will support his cutting-edge work in regenerative engineering … more

Separately, scientists at JAX Genomic Medicine, which opened its new facility in Farmington October 8, are building collaborations among doctors, researchers, and the biomedical industry to bring genomic research and technology into the clinical setting, and help build Connecticut’s bioscience industry. To date, nearly two dozen grant applications involving JAX and UConn researchers have been submitted for funding … more