Grabel, the Fisk Professor of Natural Science and professor of biology, is
working with Connecticut’s Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee on ways to
save the state money on a research laboratory.
along with scientists from Yale University and the University of
Connecticut, believe at least one core laboratory could be established in
the state. The scientists told a panel overseeing Connecticut's 10-year,
$100 million stem cell research initiative that they are willing to
collaborate and avoid repeating the same work and save money. They said they
could share expensive equipment and conduct certain research with human
embryonic cells that is not eligible for federal money and prohibited in
facilities built using federal funds.
Cell Research Advisory Committee is in the beginning stages of determining
how best to distribute the first chunk - $20 million - of the state's $100
million investment. The committee hopes to award grants this summer,
possibly as early as June 30.