Principal Investigator: Dale R. Abrahamson, Ph.D.
Associate Directors: Glen K. Andrews, Ph.D., and Michael J. Soares, Ph.D.
The overall goal of our Center is to establish a thematic, multidisciplinary research group focused on examining and understanding the molecular regulation of cell development and differentiation. This Center, which is funded by NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (grant 9P20GM104936), has been renewed for a second 5 year term by the NIH (09/01/2012 - 06/30/2017), will provide the resources to increase the critical mass of investigators at the University of Kansas Medical Center whose research shares a developmental focus. Funds are also available to increase infrastructure and state-of-the-art research equipment and technologies for the Center's scientists. The Center will also identify, organize, and enable senior investigators to serve as mentors for newly recruited junior faculty who work in developmental biology. Overall, this Center will create a stimulating, supportive, and synergistic research environment and develop new investigators capable of competing successfully for independent research awards.
Funded by NIH grant 9P20GM104936 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.