Researcher wins NIH grant

Bo Zhang, at the School of Medicine, received a five-year $1.89 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project involving the human genome.
NIH awards nearly $2M to Huebsch for study

NIH awards nearly $2M to Huebsch for study

The McKelvey School of Engineering’s Nathaniel Huebsch will use a nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common cause of sudden death in young people.

Researcher wins grant for cell division work

Sarah Anderson, a postdoctoral research associate in Petra Levin’s biology lab in Arts & Sciences, won a three-year $200,946 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Biomedical Research and Research Training Program for a project titled “Modulation of Bacterial Cell Division by (p)ppGpp.”

Jiang wins NIH grant for breast cancer research

Joy Jiang, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $1.35 million MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her project “Dynamic prediction incorporating time-varying covariates for the onset of breast cancer.”
Can bacteria solve the plastic waste crisis?

Can bacteria solve the plastic waste crisis?

Tae Seok Moon, an environmental engineer at the McKelvey School of Engineering, plans to address the global plastic waste problem with a bacterium that would upcycle the plastic into a value-added chemical. His work got a boost from a three-year $861,571 U.S. Department of Energy grant.
For larger, older trees, it’s all downhill from here

For larger, older trees, it’s all downhill from here

Jonathan Myers, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and William Farfan-Rios, a postdoctoral research fellow of the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University, are co-authors of a study that found that trees’ fecundity — or physical potential to reproduce — peaked or plateaued as they reached an intermediate size.

Postdoc wins training grant

Joe Rowles, a postdoctoral research associate working with Gary Patti in chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won a Molecular Oncology Training Grant to support his participation in the Siteman Cancer Center’s Cancer Biology Pathway Program.
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