Dr. Hung Cao receives 2017 NSF CAREER Award

Hung CaoHung Cao has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation. He hopes the $549,000 is just the beginning.

Cao could use more support as he pushes the bounds of science. This five-year award will allow him to establish a competitive engineering team, which could attract more funding for long-term projects for his research group. It's developing tiny electronics to monitor the hearts of zebrafish. Why zebrafish? Their hearts can regenerate after a 20 percent loss. Human hearts can’t. What if the genes that regenerate damaged heart tissue could be activated in people who suffer heart attacks? Read full article by Doug Esser. Photo by Doug Esser.


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