Tuesday, September 15, 2009

$1.5 Million Grant to Biology Prof at IUPUI

Assistant professor of biology at the School of Science at IUPUI, Guoli Dai, has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of a transcription factor in liver regeneration.

Dai is new to the School of Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center. He plans to use the grant to blend his research to better understand the molecular mechanisms governing hepatocyte proliferation in response to liver injury. Dai earned his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from the College of Agricultural and Animal Sciences at Jilin University and his masters in molecular and cellular biology from Changchun Veterinary University in China.

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