Ismail Can, Ph.D. (BMB ’22), received a two-year grant, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Ismail Can, Ph.D. (BMB ’22), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received a two-year, $400,000 grant from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, a statewide bipartisan initiative. His project “Preventing Senescence in CAR-T Cells to Improve Therapeutic Efficacy” seeks to understand why chimeric antigen receptor therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) works for some patients but not others. Recognizing the need for a new approach to healthcare, Minnesota lawmakers established Regenerative Medicine Minnesota a decade ago. This state funded initiative is focused on advancing regenerative medicine in research, technology, education and patient care.

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