The Brinsmade lab has just received the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) to foster their research and help to encourage further investigations. With a specific interest for cellular metabolism, gene expression, and microbes, Professor Brinsmade runs a successful, interdisciplinary laboratory. A major goal of his research is to understand the interface of metabolism and pathogenesis in Gram-positive bacteria. Through use of different genome-wide methods, the Brinsmade lab is currently focusing on the CodY regulon of Staphylococcus aureus as a model system. The R21 grant awarded to Professor Brinsmade is designed to promote new and intriguing scientific endeavors. For this reason, the grant allows the Brinsmade laboratory to continue their exciting work and to help progress their research beyond the early, conceptual stages. The research proposal is promising and the grant will hopefully help to jumpstart the results!
Professor Huang runs a successful laboratory striving to make an impact on the current knowledge of central nervous system development. After receiving a new grant for Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, the Huang lab will be able to continue their work.
Professor Rolfes has always been committed to her research and obtaining results to understand yeast strains and their cellular metabolism. However, she does not stop there. Rolfes’ goes above and beyond by bringing her work into the scope of her students in order to introduce new, aspiring scientists into the world of scientific research.
Professor Johnson, along with her research team, aims to conduct the first-ever DNA sequencing done on the continent. In hopes of investigating potential life beyond Earth, she plans to analyze our planet’s inaccessible biospheres, which can provide information into the ability of cells to survive in the most extreme environments. Antarctica, the coldest, driest place on earth, is home of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the site of the research.