Synergy Grant Program

2023 Synergy Grant applications are now closed; be on the lookout for updates about the next round of 2025 grants in Fall 2024.

Established in 2019, the Synergy Grant program aims to connect faculty from different domains, through science and innovation. Studies funded demonstrate new synergistic collaboration as well as potential for external funding. PSOM is pleased to support these awards, in 2023, in conjunction with funding from SEAS and CHOP.


All dates are subject to change

Congratulations to our 2023 Synergy Grant Awardees! :

"Defining how neurons and astrocytes execute quality control in response to proteotoxic stress in
neurodegenerative disease"

Sandra Maday, PhD; Department of Neuroscience

Kelvin Luk, PhD; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

"Developing a novel mRNA-LNP therapy for treating HPV+ head and neck cancers"

Jianxin You, PhD; Department of Microbiology

Devraj Basu, MD/PhD; Department of Otorhinolaryngology

"Leveraging Biophysical Cues to Improve Cortical Organoid Viability and Maturation"

Isaac Chen, MD; Department of Neurosurgery

Christopher Madl, PhD; SEAS

"Spatial transcriptomic profiling of the sentinel lymph node to identify molecular determinants of tumor recurrence"

Alexander Huang, MD; Department of Medicine

Mingyao Li, PhD; Department of Biostatistics & Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Giorgos Karakousis, MD; Department of Surgery

"Swine Models for NAD+ Supplementation in Heart Failure"

Joseph A. Baur, PhD; Department of Physiology

Cory Michael Tschabrunn, PhD; Department of Medicine

"The epigenetic determinants of CAR T cell response to Diffuse Midline Glioma"

Jessica Foster, MD; CHOP

Richard Phillips, MD/PhD; Department of Genetics and Neurology

“Regression Discontinuity to Quantify Outcomes and Optimize Thresholds”

Luke John Keele, PhD; Department of Surgery
Konrad Kording, PhD; Department of Neuroscience

“Structural Biology of the Androgen Receptor and its Complexes”

Trevor Penning, PhD; Departments of Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gregory Van Duyne, PhD; Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Vera Moiseenkova-Bell, PhD; Departments of Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics

“Ultra-fine Tuning of Protein Expression for Gene and Cell Therapies”

Mitchell Lewis, DPhil; Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Mark Anthony Sellmyer, MD/PhD; Department of Radiology

“Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autoimmune Retinopathies”

Tomas Aleman, MD; Department of Ophthalmology
Eric Lancaster, MD/PhD; Department of Neurology

“Functional Screening in Ovarian Cancer to Develop a New Strategy for Treatments”

Sara Cherry, PhD; Department of Microbiology
Fiona Simpkins, MD; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

“Development of a Rapid Diagnostic Test for Sepsis”

Nilam Mangalmurti, MD; Department of Medicine
Maayan Levy, PhD; Department of Microbiology