CSU Professor Wins $240K Pew Grant for DNA Research

Publication: Fort Collins Coloradoan

06/16/2009 - A CSU professor who investigates DNA has won a $240,000 research grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to support her work for the next four years.

Jennifer G. DeLuca was selected as a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Awards this year were given to 17 early-career scientists who display outstanding promise in research relevant to the advancement of human health. DeLuca received her PhD in 2000, and came to Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2007 as an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

“Pew’s Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences recognizes and supports promising young scientists in advancing human health,” Shelley A. Hearne, managing director of the Pew Health Group, said in a statement. “Unlike many traditional research grants with strict guidelines on how funds must be used, our program allows participants to try out new investigative directions as their research unfolds. Flexibility, we feel, is an important key to encouraging the scientific creativity that often leads to spectacular results.”

Read the full article CSU Professor Wins $240K Pew Grant for DNA Research on the Coloradoan's Web site.

Read more about the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences on Pew's Web site.

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