2015 Minnesota Futures Grants

The Office of the Vice President for Research has announced that two projects have been awarded Minnesota Futures grants for 2015. These grants fund cross-disciplinary research. Both of these projects, which address new approaches to treating disease, are being led by MSI Principal Investigators.

The projects include (MSI PIs are in bold):

Bacterial polyphosphate metabolism: An unrecognized contributor to dental diseases?
Co-investigators: Jake Bailey (Earth Sciences); Robert Jones (Developmental and Surgical Sciences); Cavan Reilly (Biostatistics); Beverly Flood (Earth Sciences)

Glycoengineering of therapeutic biologics by systems design and combinational synthesis
Co-investigators: Wei-Shou Hu (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science); Timothy Griffin (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics); Michael Smanski (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics); Nikunj Somia (Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development)

Read more about the projects in the OVPR’s Inquiry blog.