Two grants will enable OMRF scientists to examine genes thought to play a role in lupus.
The grants will support more than 50 research and clinical projects, purchase scientific equipment and fund recruitment.
The grant will help OMRF recruit a pair of new scientists to its aging research program.
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.
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.