Biochemistry Faculty Receive PRF Grants

Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.
Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.
Ángel Baldán, Ph.D.
Ángel Baldán, Ph.D.
Nicola Pozzi, Ph.D.
Nicola Pozzi, Ph.D.
Alessandro Vindigni, Ph.D.
Alessandro Vindigni, Ph.D.

The results of the Spring 2017 Cycle 14 of the President’s Research Fund were announced recently. Four Biochemistry faculty were among the recipients of these awards.

Congratulations to:

  • Yuna Ayala, “Cellular model to detect propagation of TDP-43 aggregates in neurodegeneration”
  • Angel Baldan, “The role of CIDEC/FSP27 on lipid metabolism in health and disease”
  • Nicola Pozzi, “Autoimmunity: Structural studies on the mechanisms of antigen-antibody recognition in the antiphospholipid syndrome”
  • Alessandro Vindigni, “Redefining replication stress response pathways in BRCA1-deficient cells”

The President’s Research Fund provides funding to projects that incentivize new research of high scientific quality that is likely to secure extramural funding or to support existing research projects favorably reviewed by the NIH but not yet funded. Applications are accepted in January, and funding begins in April. For more information, see the Research Planning Committee website.

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