The Pioneer grants are designed to encourage scientists to explore high-risk projects with the potential to dramatically transform health research. The NIH also announced that Linda Griffith, MIT professor of biological and mechanical engineering, is one of 42 scientists to receive a new grant called the NIH Director's Transformative R01 (T-R01) Award, which is also designed to support innovative research.
Sangeeta Bhatia — an MIT professor of health sciences and technology and electrical engineering and computer science and a member of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research — is also a co-principal investigator on one of the T-R01 grants. She will be working with Professor Charles Rice of Rockefeller University. To learn more, please click here.