U of U Health awarded $28M to explore HIV’s inner workings

A University of Utah Health-led multi-institutional research center that studies the inner workings and vulnerabilities of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, recently received a five-year, $28 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health. Since its founding in 2007, the CHEETAH Center for Structural Biology of HIV Infection Restriction and Viral … Read more

Timothy Huang awarded $2.8M to study well-known gene linked to

LA JOLLA, CALIF. – Aug 02, 2022 – Timothy Huang, Ph.D., has been awarded $2.8 million by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to continue his work on Alzheimer’s disease. The four-year project will use human stem cells transplanted into mice to determine the role of specific Alzheimer’s-related gene mutations in the brain. LA JOLLA, … Read more

Jianhua Zhao awarded $2.4M to reveal cancer targets through

LA JOLLA, CALIF. – Aug 02, 2022 – Assistant Professor Jianhua Zhao, Ph.D., has been awarded a unique and competitive grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $2.4 million grant aims to give researchers greater research flexibility to work on fundamental questions … Read more

Sara Giordano, Ph.D., Awarded NSF Grant to Study Biology Education And Develop Interdisciplinary Teaching Tool

dr. Giordano KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 2, 2022) — Kennesaw State University (KSU) associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Sara Giordano, Ph.D., with their co-investigator Angela Willey, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), have launched a biology education research project funded by a nearly $600K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant shared between the two universities. The … Read more

Franceine Welcome ’19 awarded Gilliam Fellowship · Connecticut College News

Franceine Welcome ’19 The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) awarded Franceine Welcome ’19 with a Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. Welcome, who graduated from Conn with a degree in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, will receive $53,000 per year for three years of dissertation research. The goal of the Gilliam Fellowships … Read more

UTSW researcher part of team awarded $36 million heart research grant

The British Heart Foundation announced the winner of its $36 million Big Beat Challenge, one of the largest non-commercial awards ever given for heart research. The winning team, CureHeart, brings together researchers from the UK, US, and Asia, including UT Southwestern’s Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, Eric Olson. Olson is the … Read more

Chi-Huey Wong awarded Tetrahedron Prize for C

image: Chi-Huey Wong was awarded the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis. view more Credit: Scripps Research LA JOLLA, CA—Scripps Research Professor Chi-Huey Wong, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis for his pioneering work in glycoscience—or, more familiarly, the study of complex sugars and their role in … Read more

Chi-Huey Wong awarded Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis

LA JOLLA, CA—Scripps Research Professor Chi-Huey Wong, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis for his pioneering work in glycoscience—or, more familiarly, the study of complex sugars and their role in physiology and disease biology. LA JOLLA, CA—Scripps Research Professor Chi-Huey Wong, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Tetrahedron … Read more

Professor Mays Imad awarded grant · Connecticut College News

dr. Imad Mays Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Imad Mays Imad has been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to explore more critical and holistic ways to address the effects of the systematic exclusion of Black, Hispanic and Indigenous students from STEM education. Imad will lead … Read more

Seismologist Emily Brodsky awarded Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

Emily Brodsky, professor of Earth and planetary sciences at UC Santa Cruz, has received the 2022 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences, awarded by Northwestern University for achievement and work of lasting significance in the field of Earth sciences. The prize recognizes Brodsky for her “fundamental, transdisciplinary contributions to understanding the physics of earthquake networks at … Read more