2017 NSF CAREER Award Recipient
Dr. Hung Cao, March 2017
Hung 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
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