Four professors from Department of Biomedical Engineering have earned nearly $3 million in recent grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Brian Meckes, assistant professor, received $1.8 million for his project "Mechanoregulators of Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions at Tissue Interfaces".

Neda Habibi, assistant professor, is awarded $540,000 to work on "New Approach Based on Enzyme Stimulating of Peptides for Targeting Drug-Resistant Breast Cancers".

Lin Li, assistant professor, has been given $312,758, a part of a $6.2 million grant shared with four other professors from University of California Los Angeles and University of Southern California. Their research is "In Vivo Studies of the Epileptic Hippocampus".

And Moo-Yeal Lee, associate professor, gets $285,000 to study "Gene-edited Liver Organoids for Predictive Hepatotoxicity" with his collaborator.

Their work will bring new understanding to some of the world’s biggest health challenges — from cancer to dementia and epilepsy — and could have future implications for drug discovery and the prevention and treatment of diseases affecting millions of people across the globe.

Visit UNT Research and Innovation to learn more about the projects.