Saturday, June 28, 2008

Major NIH Grant awarded

Associate Professor Diane Hoffman-Kim and Professor Tayhas Palmore earned a major NIH grant together.

Project Title: Quantifying Axon Growth in Complex Environments

Nerves fail to regenerate after injury and current medical practice is unable to manipulate effectively the process of nerve regeneration. The proposed research seeks to solve this problem by quantifying how guidance cues, both individually and in combination, promote axon growth in an inhibitory environment such as a nerve injury site.