Raghavan Receives $325,000 Grant from Carver Charitable Trust

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Madhavan L. Raghavan, professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $325,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to establish a mechanobiology laboratory in the UI College of Engineering.

The laboratory will further advance teaching, training, and research collaborations among faculty and students, and will support ongoing efforts to create a multiscale modeling center.  The laboratory also will be available to explore industry contracts and partnerships in the area of mechanobiology.

Additional investigators for the grant are Sarah C. Vigmostad, assistant professor; Edward Sander, assistant professor; and Michael Mackey, associate professor, all of biomedical engineering.

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust is the largest private philanthropic foundation in the state of Iowa. It was created through the will of Roy J. Carver, a Muscatine industrialist and philanthropist, who died in 1981.