OMRF gets grant to study cell divisionPublished: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 By: Staff Reports Source: NewsOK
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation a $2.1 million grant to study multiple facets of the process of cell division.
OMRF scientist Gary Gorbsky, Ph.D., will use the funds to pursue general research projects related to cell division, including its relevance to cancer, birth defects and uncovering new knowledge about the basics of how cells divide.
The five-year award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences is part of the institute's Maximizing Investigators' Research Award, or MIRA, program. MIRA grants provide a funding stream that allows investigators to use their award to support a wide range of needs instead of limiting their spending to one specific project.