Chen Lab received two NIH R01 awards 

The Chen lab recently received two NIH awards to fund their research on ultrasound combined with genetics for treatment of brain disorders. One of the awards — a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke — will fund the team’s transformative Sonogenetics 2.0 research, which will explore the use of ultrasound combined with genetic engineering to modulate neurons noninvasively and precisely in the brains of humans and animals.

The Chen lab also received a four-year, $2.35 million grant from the NIH to continue developing the lab’s innovative FUSIN (Focused Ultrasound-mediated Intranasal) drug delivery technique, with the goal of translating this unique technique to the clinic for treatment of brain tumors.

To read more on the team’s grant awards, as well as their collaborations and future research goals, please visit the WashU News & Events.