UF Neuroscientist Earns NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MBI News)

UF Neuroscientist Earns NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award

A UF neuroscientist has earned a $1.86 million NIH award to further his lab’s research into the actin cytoskeleton, an integral component of cells that controls their ability to divide, move and communicate.

Eric A. Vitriol, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of anatomy & cell biology, received the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, or MIRA, from the National Institutes of Health’s General Medical Sciences division.

The MIRA Award, also known as an R35, is designed to provide early-stage investigators with financial stability and scientific flexibility to enhance productivity and increase the chances for important breakthroughs.

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