Andrew Runge Memorial Embryology Scientist Research Grant Award Winners

CRB Announces Recipients of Andrew C. Runge Memorial Grant Awards

Andrew C. Runge
January 17, 1964 - August 7, 2020

Arnav Lal and Lisa Love, M.Sc., TS(ABB), are the recipients of CRB’s 2022 Andrew C. Runge Memorial Embryology Scientist Research Grant Awards,” announced Salu Ribeiro, M.Sc., TS(ABB), ELS/ALS(AAB), chair of the CRB Grant Review Committee. “We are pleased to support Arnav’s and Lisa’s research projects.”

Mr. Lal’s project, Deciphering Complex Regulation of Human Development and Clinical Phenotypes through Embryonic Blastocoel Fluid Analysis, is supported by Penn Medicine, Fertility Care (University of Pennsylvania Health System), and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lal is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania and a student intern in the embryology laboratory at Penn Fertility Care.

Ms. Love’s project, Culture Strategy Relationship with the Anti-Apoptotic Mechanism of BCL2 and Its Potential Role in Embryo Self-Correction, is supported by the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Ms. Love is a Ph.D. student in the EVMS Reproductive Clinical Science Program, School of Health Professions, and a laboratory supervisor at Pacific Northwest Fertility.

“We thank all of the applicants and appreciate their participation in the grant program,” said Mr. Ribeiro. “Our plan is to establish the grant as an annual offering for research in the field of reproductive biology.”

The Andrew C. Runge Memorial Embryology Scientist Research Grant Award was created in honor of the late Andrew C. Runge in recognition of his many years of work in the field of reproductive biology and for his dedication to his patients and to the embryology field.

Funding support for the grant awards is provided by EMD Serono.

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