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Biology Professor Jeff Skolnick has been awarded $2.44 million by the National Institutes of Health to study how to repurpose FDA approved drugs to treat genetic diseases. The 5 year project is entitled “Interplay of inherent promiscuity and specificity in protein biochemical function with applications to drug discovery and exome analysis” under the General Medical Sciences section. The project focuses on the gap in how to interpret the information in the enormous number of sequenced human exomes in terms of the functional consequences of the observed variations in amino acids and their connection to human diseases.

Posted on 2016-05-23 10:08.

Biology major June Y. (Austin) Moon has been awarded the Virginia C. and Herschel V. Clanton Jr. Scholarship, for a top pre-medical student in the College of Sciences. Moon participates in undergraduate research with the School of Biology’s Yuhong Fan, in whose lab he studies differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells.  He served as treasurer of the American Red Cross Club at Georgia Tech and is now the advocacy coordinator of the American Medical Student Association at Georgia Tech. A total of six undergraduate awardees in the College of Sciences were announced at the College’s Advisory Board meeting on April 22, 2016, by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs David M. Collard.

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