CDB Scientists awarded new grants
20 September 2016
CDB is excited to announce a trio of new grants, awarded to three of its senior academics.
Masazumi Tada, together with Karl Matter at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, has recieved a BBSRC project grant, allowing both to expand their lab with a new postdoc research fellow position. The grant funds a collaborative research programme that focuses on the role of mechanotransduction at epithelial tight junctions in epithelial differentiation and dynamics, and early development.
Sandip Patel and co-applicant Clare Futter from the Institute of Ophthalmology have been awarded a 3 year Project from the BBSRC. The project will investigate the role of calcium at physical junctions (membrane contact sites) between the endo-lysosomal system and the endoplasmic reticulum.
Jason Rihel, together with co-applicant Professor John Hardy from UCL's
Institute of Neurology, has received a 3-year Interdisciplinary Research Grant
from Alzheimer's Research UK. The work will use zebrafish to investigate
biological targets and behavioral effects of the protein amyloid beta, a major
molecule implicated in Alzheimer's Disease.
Our congratulations to all three successful applicants.