Angela Pannier earns NIH award to enhance gene therapy

Angela Pannier earns NIH award to enhance gene therapy

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Angela Pannier, associate professor of biological systems engineering, has earned a National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award.
Angela Pannier, associate professor of biological systems engineering, has earned a National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award.

Angela Pannier, associate professor of biological systems engineering, has received a 2017 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award and is the first University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher to earn this honor.

The New Innovator Award supports exceptionally creative, early-career researchers pursuing innovative projects with the potential to transform their field of study. The award will support Pannier's work to develop novel methods that improve use of adult stem cells in gene therapy, a promising tool for treating a variety of diseases.

"I'm excited to use some new strategies that have never been used in the field before," Pannier said. "We'll be able to understand the system on a much bigger scale and move forward into applications."