Biogenesis institute receives major grant

March 4th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Research News

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The Institute for Biogenesis Research at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is one of five institutions selected to receive five-year Institutional Development Awards from the National Institute of Health in 2008.

Development awards are designed to strengthen biomedical research capability in states that have not received significant levels of competitive NIH research funding.

IBR, a research unit of Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine will use the $10.5 million grant to support career development of five new faculty members and develop a transgenic mouse facility.

The facility will build on the research of Emeritus Professor Ryuzo Yanagimachi, who laid the groundwork for human in vitro fertilization and produced the first cloned and transgenic mice.

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