Jung Yul Lim, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, has earned a 2017 Pilot Program grant from the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Great Plains IDeA-Clinical Translational Research network.
The award provides selected scientists and health professionals partial salary support and up to $50,000 to assist preliminary research efforts for up to two years.
Lim's work, "Peripheral Nerve Regeneration with Novel Graphene Nerve Guidance Conduit," focuses on peripheral nerve injury that accompanies reductions in motor function and sensory perception, and may result in severe neuropathies. The project will examine the effect of graphene substrate culture on the growth and differentiation of cells that induce axonal regrowth and myelination in injured peripheral nerves.
Lim will conduct the research with Alexander Sinitskii, associate professor of chemistry.
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