Chemistry professors receive research award to study sugar's role in diseases
Wayne State University Chemistry Assistant Professors, Charlie Fehl and Long Luo have both received National Institute of Health (NIH) Maximizing Investigators Research Award (MIRA) for Early-Stage Investigators (R35), this funding will aid their research for the next five years.
With the award the Fehl Lab will be using chemistry to track and target sugar signaling in live cells, opening up new insights into how sugar drives diseases like cancer. The Luo Lab will use their award to develop alternating current electrolysis for achieving new chemical reactivities in organic synthesis.
The R35 award offer researchers an opportunity to spend more time on science and explore new concepts with this long-term funding from the NIH.