Jianping Fu's research has shown that pluripotent stem cells can self-organize into a structure similar to the amniotic sac, an early stage of human development. The discovery could be used to study why pregnancies fail.
The Adel Sarofim award is presented every two years to a scientist for outstanding advancements in understanding combustion processes, formation of combustion by-products and mechanisms of their health effects.
"The ARC is having a tremendous impact on the field," said Dingell. "I was really impressed to learn about the ARC’s implementation of the research concept used to reinforce the connection between basic research and real world needs."