Biology researchers receive NIH grant

by Ester Cross | 7/18/13 10:00pm

College researchers received a $857,000 federal grant from the National Institutes of Health, Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., announced Thursday. The funding will benefit a protein compartmentation project, which studies the fusion of cell membranes to identify new medical treatments and disease prevention.

Geisel School of Medicine biochemistry professor William Wickner leads the project and applied for a grant through the institute's division of General Medical Sciences, which provides funding to various health studies around the country.

This is the second grant awarded to the College by the NIH this week.

The Anytime Fitness project, which focuses on child health and fitness, received a $243,000 grant on July 12. The study will examine whether television programs can effectively convey healthy eating and exercise habits to children.