The new millennium began with a bang at OMRF, as Dr. Jordan Tang, above, and his research team identified and cloned the enzyme believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Soon after, the OMRF scientists designed an inhibitor that stopped the enzyme in its tracks. The discoveries led to the development of an experimental drug acquired by […]
First a physician, Dr. Lijun Xia has become a research star As a young physician in China, Dr. Lijun Xia treated people with life-threatening blood diseases. But few medications existed to help the people he cared for, and over time, the hematologist grew frustrated. “I wanted to do better for my patients, to give them […]
A COBRE grant help launch Dr. Lijun Xia’s career. Now he’s leading one for a new era of young investigators.
The funding will establish the Center for Cellular Metabolism Research in Oklahoma and supports five junior researchers.
The award is part of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program.
OMRF has received a 5-year NIH grant to continue heart and blood research.