KENT STATE BIOLOGISTS COMBINE FOR MORE THAN $850,000 IN NIH GRANTS TO STUDY REPRODUCTIVE CHALLENGES
It could be argued that there is no science more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species, and answers questions to solve the problems that challenge it.
For many years, two Kent State researchers have been toiling over this matter and each have recently received new grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the NIH — collectively totaling more than $857,990 — to study reproductive biology, focusing on the cellular mechanisms that regulate the formation and function of gametes (sperm and eggs).
Biological Sciences Professor, Dr. Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan received $424,484, for a two-year study, “Identification of Phosphoproteins Regulating Sperm Function,” while Biological Sciences Professor Dr. Doug Kline was awarded $433,503 over three years for research into “The Role of 14-3-3 Proteins in Oogenesis and Early Development.”
The grants are just the latest in a 30-year legacy of continuous funding between the two Kent State scientists.