Gene Center Receives $13.2 Million NIH Grant

Hunter’s Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function (Gene Center) was recently awarded a five-year grant of $13.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant represents a 55% increase over the award of $8.5M for 2000-2005.

The Gene Center was founded in 1985 to foster interdepartmental collaboration in genetic research. Since its inception, the Center’s faculty has grown to 43 professors from such varied departments as anthropology, biology, chemistry, physics and psychology. The NIH grant, says Program Director Robert Dottin, will help develop and maintain the Center’s six research facilities and recruit faculty from an increasingly wide variety of disciplines.

“Almost every element of science research at Hunter will benefit from this grant,” said Dottin, who added that he expected the grant to enable still further interaction among disciplines.

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