Dr. Allison Coffin at WSU Vancouver is one of three recipients to receive funds from the WSU Cougar Cage. Her colleagues, Drs. Katrina Mealey and John Harkness, will use the funding to accurately identify drugs that will be toxic to dogs flagged by a DNA test previously commercialized by WSU, and use machine learning to develop a predictive tool to combat drug-induced hearing loss.
This competitive funding program seeks to match private donors with worthwhile projects pitched by students, faculty and staff in a format modeled after the popular entrepreneurial TV show Shark Tank. Palouse Club members agreed to fund the projects presented to them during the first ever Cougar Cage event in March.
To learn more about the Cougar Cage, please visit WSU launches Cougar Cage funding program.