Biology Prof. receives enormous grant
Written by Ken Lin|
January 30, 2012
Lizabeth Allison, a molecular biologist who serves as chair of the College’s biology department, received just over $1 million in research funding from the National Science Foundation. Allison’s work is entitled “Mechanisms Regulating the Subcellular Distribution of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor” and deals with the movement of proteins in and out of cell nucleii.
The research that Allison continues to undertake has substantial implications for the medical and health fields. Not only can understanding intracellular traffic enhance understanding of human genetics, but it would also further knowledge of the causes of cancers.