School of Medicine: $2.8M NIH Grant Funds Research Into Fatal Movement Disorder

Jason Bartz, PhD, professor and chair of medical microbiology and immunology in the School of Medicine and his collaborator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a five-year, $2.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the molecular mechanisms underlying fatal neurodegenerative movement disorders.

The research by lead investigator Amanda Woerman, assistant professor of biology, and  Jason Bartz, professor and chair of medical microbiology and immunology at Creighton University, may also advance understanding of the biochemical roots of Parkinson’s disease and other synucleinopathies, which affect more than 6.8 million Americans. Read more.

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