Bryan Thurtle-Schmidt – NIH AREA Award

Bryan Thurtle-Schmidt

The Office of Grants and Contracts congratulates Assistant Professor of Biology Bryan Thurtle-Schmidt on his National Institutes of Health AREA: Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15GM132786). 

The $346,277 grant funds the project “Mechanisms of Transport by SLC4 Borate Transporters,” with Davidson College student participation in three years of biomedical research. Experiments will focus on dissecting the transport mechanism of SLC4 borate proteins to understand related diseases at a molecular level and enhance development of new treatments.

 “AREA awards provide funding for small-scale, new, or ongoing health-related meritorious research projects, enhancing the research environment at eligible institutions and exposing students to research opportunities.”  NIH typically funds less than 20% of the AREA proposals received for this highly competitive award.

In addition to the NIH AREA, Professor Thurtle-Schmidt also has support for his research from a Life Sciences Research Foundation fellowship.

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