BME Student Receives Grant from ARESTY Foundation

Jacob Schnipper, a BME senior, was awarded an ARESTY undergraduate research award. The goals of his research are to (1) apply genes to stem cells that will enrich a subpopulation of hepatocyte-like cells from a mixture of many cell types; and (2) enhance and maintain the function of the sorted cells using novel approaches that support the survival, growth and liver-specific activity of the stem cells. Jacob is co-advised by Dr. Martin Yarmush and Dr. Rene Schloss.