Boston University Researcher Awarded $1.2 Million from NIH To Study Wound Healing

Dr. Daniel Roh

Daniel Roh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, has received the Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Aging (NIA). The award supports talented new investigators who have begun to establish research programs and through this award will be ready to assume leadership roles in their field of expertise and be well poised to change theory, practice, and health outcomes related to the health of older individuals. As part of this honor, Roh has been awarded a five-year, $1.2M NIA grant for his project, “Targeting Senescence to Improve Wound Healing in Aging.” The award will be utilized to study how cellular senescence (a state where a cell undergoes permanent growth arrest, stops dividing and experiences functional changes) plays a role in normal wound healing but fails to occur during aging, leading to delayed wound healing.

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