Current Recipients

The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-22 IFER Graduate Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science. For more details on the research projects, click on the links below.

Xingrui Mou

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Sponsor: Dr. Samira Musah

"Engineered in vitro model of the human kidney for blood filtration and disease modeling"

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Alan Kim

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsor: Dr. Lena Smirnova

"Synaptogenesis Assay for Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing in a Human 3D Brain Model"

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Ishita Virmani

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsor: Dr. Helena Hogberg and Dr. Thomas Hartung

"3D Human iPSC-derived Brain Organoids as a Model for Developmental Neurotoxicity Assessment of Man-Made Chemicals"

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Nuria Vilarnau

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Sponsor: Dr. Volker Martin Lauschke

"Mechanistic Analyses of Human Hepatocyte Plasticity"

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Katharina Kroll

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Lewis

"Development of a Perfusable Vascularized 3D-Kidney Organoid on a Chip for Nephrotoxicity Testing"

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Prashant Hariharan

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Sponsor: Dr. Carolyn Harris and Dr. Bonnie Blazer-Yost

"Engineering human choroid plexus-on-a-chip as a non-animal model to advance the understanding of how hydrocephalus alters normal CSF secretion"

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Sarah Stuart

University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Sponsor: Dr. Rod Luwor

"Using brain tumor organoids to evaluate efficacy of novel inhibitors"

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