Bioscience

NIH funds center at Arizona State to battle infectious diseases

October 1, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Medical News Today] – Arizona State University has been awarded a $7.7 million grant for the next five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, to unravel the structures of membrane proteins that play a key role in protection against infectious diseases.

As part of the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI:Biology), ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be home to one of nine new national centers for structure determination of membrane proteins. The centers are focused on the discovery of the structure and function of membrane proteins.

For more information: NIH Funds Center At Arizona State To Battle Infectious Diseases