Cares for Cures Recipients

Cares for Cures - Supporting Research

Peak Serum Supports Cutting-Edge Research


In 2017, Peak Serum announced its first-ever Cares for Cures recipient, Dr. Wendy Huang of the UC San Diego School of Medicine toward studies on intestinal cancers and inflammation-related diseases.

In 2018, Dr. Russell Pachynski from the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine was the second recipient of the Cares for Cures Grant to support groundbreaking clinical and laboratory research.

“This year, we’re thrilled to announce our very first local recipient,” said Kutrubes.

Supporting the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at CSU — home to world-renowned scientists and leaders in laboratory research — Dr. Julie Moreno and the Colorado State University (CSU) Prion Research team have been announced as the recipient of Peak Serum’s annual Cares for Cures Grant. Through this initiative, Moreno and her team received a Fetal Bovine Serum donation from Peak Serum — founded by CSU alumnus, Tom Kutrubes — in support of the positive impact their collective efforts to cure infectious diseases has made in the medical industry.  This research will test a variety of cell sources that are easily accessible, non-tumorigenic, and will eliminate ethical concerns making for a novel, translatable neuronal replacement therapy for any neurodegenerative disease.

Peak Serum will continue to provide donations of FBS to researchers as an ongoing part of its Cares For Cures program. To apply for support, visit