Holonyak Lab professor among 2020 Jump ARCHES Grant recipients
1/27/2020 1:37:12 PM
Activate Capture and Digital Counting (AC+DC) Technology for Ultrasensitive and Rapid Characterization of miRNA Blood borne Biomarkers for ALS
Dr. Vahid Tohidi-OSF HealthCare and Brian Cunningham-U of I’s Grainger College of Engineering
ALS is a devastating condition that leads to gradual muscle decline caused by loss of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. It’s in urgent need of new treatments. The goal of this proposal is to develop and validate nanoparticle technology that can use a small amount of blood plasma to identify miRNA biomarkers of ALS. The team will also develop an instrument using just a drop of blood to detect statistically significant circulating biomarkers to identify genetic indicators of ALS.
A full list of the 14 awardees can be found here.