The grants will support more than 50 research and clinical projects, purchase scientific equipment and fund recruitment.
The award is part of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program.
OMRF scientist Gary Gorbsky, Ph.D., will use the funds to pursue general research projects related to cell division.
Alberola-Ila will investigate the role a type of white blood cell plays in mounting the body’s response against flu infection.
Dopamine is a chemical responsible for voluntary movement and the perception of rewards in the brain.
OMRF scientist Scott Plafker has received a four-year grant from the NIH to study whether a natural compound can help prevent a common eye disease.