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$3.1M in NSF Life Science Funding Awarded to University of Utah

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Oct 28, 2013

Researchers at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City recently received $3.1 million in life science funding from the NSF. According to the University of Utah, the scientists receiving this funding include Denise Dearing and Dale Clayton, who have both won individual five-year grants.

An initial $1.7 million was awarded to Dearing to research the guts of plant-eating rodents such as woodrats and look for diversity of microbes in the system that helps break down toxic chemicals in the rodents’ plant food. Other researchers working with Dearing on this study will include Robert Weiss, a professor of human genetics at the University of Utah, and Colin Dale, and associate professor of biology at the University of Utah. Dearing’s study may uncover new probiotics that will be helpful for human digestion.

Another grant worth $1.37 million in life science funding was awarded to Dale Clayton to research the way bird lice evolve when they move from one species of bird to a different bird host. Two other researchers will be working with Clayton on this project, including Sarah Bush, an assistant professor at the University of Utah, and Michael Shapiro, an associate professor at the University of Utah. Clayton expects his study have an effect on the general knowledge of parasites and human and animal health.

The National Science Foundation gave away a total of 13 grants worth $25 million through its program that aims to study Earth’s biodiversity, which is negatively affected by climate change and habitat loss. This NSF program is in its fourth year of providing life science research funding to scientists across the country.

 

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The University of Utah receives hundreds of millions of dollars in life science research funding every year. The school’s endowment was $670.4 million in 2012. This represents a .3% increase from 2011. The University of Utah also receives a great deal of life science funding from outside sources, such as the NIH and NSF. In 2012, the University of Utah received $150.9 million in research funding from the NIH. In addition to receiving this life science funding from the NIH, the University of Utah also received $34.6 million in life science research funding from the NSF in 2012. For more funding information on the University of Utah, please read our blog Increase Life Science Sales Leads at the University of Utah.

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