Denison Professor Receives Grant
Date of Event: September 25, 2009
Posted: September 28, 2009
Eric Liebl, holder of the Richard Lucier Professorship and professor of biology at Denison University, recently was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institutes of Health.
The grant, totaling more than $196,000, will fund Liebl’s research on the nervous system. His genetic and biochemical analyses will help scientists to better understand how individual neurons connect to each other to create a functional nervous system during early development. This work uses the fruit fly because many of the molecular pathways at play during a fruit fly’s nervous system development are similar to those of vertebrates, including humans.
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