Grigsby wins BD Biosciences Research Grant

May 27, 2011

Chris Grigsby, a 4th year biomedical engineering doctoral student working for Dr. Kam Leong has won a BD Bioscience Research Grant. He'll receive $10,000 for his project, titled "Oral Delivery of the Factor VIII Gene: Immunotherapy for Hemophilia A." The BD Biosciences grants are intended to reward and enable research through funding for innovative experience to advance the scientific understanding of disease. Grigsby is working towards an entirely oral-based hemophilia A treatment regimen that accomplishes prophylaxis against bleeds and prevents inhibitor antibody formation is tangible and could readily be adapted to other inherited protein deficiencies. More info on the proposal and program can be found here: