Home About Articles $1.5 million NSF:ITR grant awarded to Professors Lathrop and Hatfield

$1.5 million NSF:ITR grant awarded to Professors Lathrop and Hatfield

Richard Lathrop, ICS professor, and Wesley Hatfield, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics in the College of Medicine and associate director of the IGB , received a four-year, $1.5 million grant to advance the use of computational methods for building complex genomic DNA sequences. “Human limitations in building new complex strings that produce desired RNA and protein products can be overcome by using computers to distribute the computational burden,” Lathrop said. “This has important applications in biotechnology, anti-bioterrorism and medicine. For example, we have built genes for biomedical scientists who are studying SARS, small-pox, and cancer.”