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Check here for announcements on newly awarded grants, research findings from completed projects, and other exciting news from the Michelson Prize & Grants team!

2016: A Year in Review for the Michelson Prize & Grants Program

In October 2008, the Michelson Found Animals Foundation announced the creation of the Michelson Prize & Grants program, whose mission is to rapidly develop the world’s first permanent, nonsurgical spay/neuter method for cats and dogs. As we embark on a new year in our quest to create a noninvasive sterilization product for companion animals, we wanted to take a look back at the important achievements made by our grantees over the past year.

2015: A Year in Review for the Michelson Prize & Grants

2015 proved to be another exciting and productive year for the Michelson Prize & Grants program. Read on to learn more about our accomplishments in the past year!

Michelson Grants Research Findings To Date: A Look Back on Seven Years of Grant Funding

This October marked the 7th anniversary of the Michelson Prize & Grants program! As we celebrate this milestone, we’d like to share with our readers the important progress that has been made since then in the field of nonsurgical sterilization.

In Pursuit of a Nonsurgical Sterilant: New Michelson Grant Project Underway at the University of Arizona

We are thrilled to announce that a new Michelson Grant-funded project pursuing a nonsurgical sterilant is underway! The study, led by Dr. Benjamin Renquist of the University of Arizona, is titled, “Enhancing the toxicity of GnRH- and bivalent-targeted RIP conjugates to induce sterility.” This is a continuation of another Michelson Grant-funded project that Dr. Renquist began in 2012 titled, “Increasing the circulating half-life of GnRH-RIP conjugates to improve in vivo efficacy.”

New MPG Research Project Underway at Massachusetts General Hospital

The Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology is happy to announce that a new research project has begun this month in the search for a nonsurgical sterilant for cats and dogs.

New Year, New MPG Projects!

As 2015 begins, the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology is happy to announce that two new projects have also recently begun!

2014: A Year in Review for the Michelson Prize & Grants

As 2014 winds down, we at the Gary Michelson Prize & Grants program would like to take some time to reflect on all of the work that our applicants, grantees, board members, and program staff have carried out over the past year.

Three New Members Join the MPG Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board of the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology has gained three new members: Drs. Thomas Conlon, Kevin Morris, and Marcel Van Duin.

USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Breaks Ground

A new era in medical research began in October, as the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience broke ground on the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California (USC).

MPG Scientific Advisory Board Visits the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Scientific Advisory Board of the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology program recently held their final meeting of the year, but this was no typical board meeting.

Michelson Prize & Grants Featured on NPR!

The Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology was recently featured on 89.3 KPCC-FM, the Southern California National Public Radio affiliate, to discuss the success of the program to date in the search for a single-dose, permanent, nonsurgical sterilization method for cats and dogs.

New Michelson Grant Projects Begin!

The Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology is excited to announce several new projects that are currently underway.

New Advisors Appointed to Scientific Board

The Michelson Prize & Grants welcomes two new members to the Scientific Advisory Board: Dr. Margaret Barr and Dr. Amy Ross.

The Michelson Prize & Grants Goes to Europe!

In February, Michelson Prize & Grants Program Manager Becky Cyr had the incredible opportunity to attend the 11th International Symposium on GnRH in Salzburg, Austria. The three-day program, which attracted 170 participants from 35 different countries, was packed with sessions on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in cancer and reproduction.

New Michelson Prize & Grants Website Launches on World Spay Day

February might be our favorite month out of the whole year. Not only is it Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, but today – February 25, 2014 – is also the 20th anniversary of World Spay Day.

Dr. Gary K. Michelson Donates $50 Million to New USC Bioscience Center

Dr. Gary K. Michelson, founder of the Michelson Prize & Grants program, has donated $50 million to the University of Southern California for the construction of a new bioscience research building on campus.

2013: A Year in Review for the Michelson Prize & Grants

As 2013 draws to a close, we at the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology would like to share with you the exciting accomplishments of our program and our grantees over the past year in our shared quest to develop a nonsurgical sterilant for cats and dogs.

New Advisors on Board for MPG!

Two new leading experts, Dr. Josep Rutllant and Dr. Joanne Zahorsky-Reeves, have been appointed to the Michelson Prize & Grants Scientific Advisory Board.

Three New Grantees Announced!

We are pleased to announce that the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology has three new projects that are recently underway!