UW engineers among recipients of new Life Sciences Discovery Fund grants

September 13, 2013

Washington State's Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) has announced $3.7 million in new research and development grants. Two of the recipients are University of Washington engineers.

  • David BakerDavid Baker, a UW professor of biochemistry with adjunct appointments in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science & Engineering, was awarded $1,400,000 to create an institute that will translate protein design discoveries and projects into commercial products.
  • Deok-Ho KimDeok-Ho Kim, a UW assistant professor of bioengineering, was awarded $250,000 to create an assay for drug developers to use to identify therapies that are potentially harmful to the heart, before those therapies are used in humans.

The complete press release is available on the LSDF website.