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Gateway Design Laboratory

Gateway Design Laboratory

The Gateway Design Laboratory is a resource for new and established investigators to move mission-relevant ideas from conceptualization to funding with the assistance of experienced senior advisors.


General Contact

Faculty Scientific Advisers


Tao Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Campus Address

263 Farmington Avenue, Suite 2080
Farmington, CT 06032

Mailing Address

The CT Convergence Institute
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 6022
Farmington CT 06032-6022

Services & Rates


Design Laboratory Sessions

This service is available to junior investigators seeking pilot or planning funds for studies moving research along the translational spectrum, as well as senior investigators new to translational research. An Investigator Advocate will meet with the researcher to discuss the project, explain the presentation process, and make recommendations or referrals.  The Advocate will convene a team of content experts tailored to the specific project. The group will discuss the project and provide guidance on the development of a comprehensive plan and timeline leading to a CICATS pilot/planning grant or an appropriate fund-able research proposal. The Investigator Advocate will work with each investigator to refine and implement the plan, help the investigator track milestones and refer the investigator to appropriate resources.