Current Recipients

The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-19 IFER Graduate Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science. For more details on the research projects, click on the links below.

Joost Brinks

Joost Brinks
Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Sponsor: Dr. C.J.F. Boon


"The role of corticosteroids in the pathogenesis of central serous chorioretinopathy"
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Nicholas Brookhouser

Nicholas Brookhouser
Arizona State University
Sponsor: Dr. David Brafman


"Engineering human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) as a means to replace animal models for investigating the contribution of the ApoE risk allele to onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease."
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Ali Keshavaz

Ali Keshavaz
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Sponsor: Dr. Fakhrul Ahsan


"A micropattern-engraved two-compartment tissue-chip as a non-animal model for studying right ventricular hypertrophy induced by pulmonary arterial hypertension"
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Ingrid Knarston

Ingrid Knarston
University of Melbourne/Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Sinclair


"A novel human-based in vitro model for testis development and disorders of sex development to replace the use of animal models and animal products"
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Jeremy Velazquez

Jeremy Velazquez
Arizona State University
Sponsor: Dr. Mo Ebrahimkhani


"Next Generation Designer Liver Organoids (DesLO) to Model Complex Human Phenotypes with Precision"
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