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Keirstead lab awarded grant for stem cell research safety

The Dhont Family Foundation, represented by Executive Director Andre G. Dhont (pictured), has given $100,000 to UC Irvine neurobiologist Hans…

July 20, 2007

The Dhont Family Foundation, represented by Executive Director Andre G. Dhont (pictured), has given $100,000 to UC Irvine neurobiologist Hans Keirstead for the purpose of enhancing safety in stem cell research. In addition to the grant, which was facilitated by Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the Dhont Family Foundation has offered a challenge to the Keirstead lab: If it can raise an additional $100,000 for safety research, the foundation will match the funds. FSMA also will work with Keirstead to meet the challenge.