Northwestern Engineering’s Evan Scott, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award supports exceptionally creative, early-career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects.
The award, providing $1.5 million in direct funds over five years, will support Scott’s development of combination immunotherapies for heart disease.
“I am extremely honored to have received such a prestigious award that promotes novel high-risk, high-reward biomedical research,” Scott said. “It is especially encouraging to have the support of the NIH as my lab explores unique nanotechnology-based immunotherapies for the treatment of heart disease.”