Dr. Margaret Johnson Awarded NIH Funding

The Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a five-year MIRA R35 grant to Dr. Margaret Johnson, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry.

Margaret JohnsonThe Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a five-year MIRA R35 grant to Dr. Margaret Johnson, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry.

Johnson’s lab studies molecules produced during infection by respiratory viruses such as SARS and MERS. The three-dimensional structures of molecules on an atomic scale are investigated to understand essential viral functions, which may provide clues to targeted therapies and vaccine strategies.

The Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for New and Early Stage Investigators (MIRA R35) is a grant to provide support for all research in an investigator’s laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. Through this mechanism, investigators have the flexibility to pursue new research directions and explore new questions that may arise during the course of their research. Funding from the MIRA awards is given out over a five-year period to support the research program.

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