The NIH has awarded OMRF and Harvard $4.1 million to investigate the role of genetics in the development of lupus.
At OMRF, OSSM senior Kevin Nguyen is studying MPS1, a gene discovered to be a “master regulator” of cell division.
OMRF scientist Benjamin Miller received the pair of grants to study how to prevent muscle loss in older adults and other diseases of aging.
OMRF scientist Christopher Lessard received a five-year grant to identify genes associated with Sjögren’s syndrome.
The new Genes and Human Disease Research Program will broaden OMRF’s investigation into genetic mechanisms in various diseases.
Four-leaf clovers are said to represent good luck. They also represent something else: genetic mutation.