Grant: $15,700 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 10, 2009
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Award Description: Mutations in three different genes (TERT, TERC, and SFTPA2) cause human pulmonary fibrosis. Recuritment of talented students to work alongside laboratory personnel will expedite the research in this field and encourage them to pursue a career in the health-related sciences.
Project Description: This ARRA supplement supports the summer research experience of students for the purpose of accelerating the tempo of scientific research on an active grant. We are actively involved in discovering the genetic underpinnings of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lethal scarring disease of the lung. This work would not be possible without a large, well-characterized cohort of patients. During the summer of 2009, this supplement supported high school student David Newcomb who assisted with data collection and molecular characterization of this patient cohort.
Jobs Summary: High School Student Summer Job (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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