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Gary Bassell is Project PI with Eric Klann at NYU on new NIH Fragile X Center, directed by Peng Jin and Steve Warren, Department of Human Genetics.

Dr. Dorothy Lerit Receives First NIH Grant

Dr. Dorothy Lerit, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, received her first NIH-NIGMS grant titled, “Post-transcriptional mechanisms of centrosome regulation”. The grant is for five years. 

Dorothy Lerit, PhD

Dr. Jie Jiang Receives First NIH Grant

Dr. Jie Jiang, Assistant Professor in Cell Biology, received his first NIH grant titled, "Cell-type-specific toxicity of C9orf72 repeat expansions in FTD and ALS". 

Dr. Jie Jiang

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded $2.2 million to the labs of Dr. Gary Bassell and Dr. Eric Wang (University of Florida) to examine the neuronal function of Muscleblind-like proteins, which play key roles in myotonic dystrophy.

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