Life Sciences Discovery Fund Awards $5 Million of Grants to Six Researchers

Xconomy Seattle — 

Washington state’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund has awarded six grants to researchers totaling $5 million, the agency said today. Grant winners are Clifford Berkman and Diane Cook of Washington State University, and Eberhard Fetz, Cecilia Giachelli, Pierre Mourad, and Patrick Stayton of the University of Washington. The grants will fuel a variety of projects that include research into imaging of prostate cancer, diagnostic smart cards and recovery from brain damage. The winners were selected by the fund’s board of trustees, from a pool of 86 applications.