Combining Passions for Science and Policy
When Alex Helman began her search for a doctoral program that would allow her to further her knowledge of neuroscience and conduct research on Alzheimer’s disease, she was surprised to add the University of Kentucky to her list.
Markey's Blackburn Earns NIH New Innovator Award for Cancer Research
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researcher Jessica Blackburn has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award, a grant totaling $1.5 million over five years to fund pediatric cancer research.
Matthew Gentry: Biofuels, Epilepsy and Science Advocacy
The People Behind Our Research: "You Have to Follow the Science Where it Takes You"
A peek at Matthew Gentry's professional profile reveals a long list of honors and awards.
UK Researcher Leads International Epilepsy Cure Initiative
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Matthew Gentry will direct a team international scientists recently awarded a five-year, $8.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to pursue a cure for Lafora’s disease.
UK Virologist Becky Dutch Explores the Varying Nature of Viruses
From Zika to Ebola, the emerging viruses of the 21st century pose a threat to populations throughout the world as silent invaders of the human body. While viruses infect most people multiple times a year with varying degrees of severity and symptoms, no two viruses function in exactly the same way.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Funds ALS Research at UK
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) awarded Haining Zhu, a professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, a three-year, $300,000 grant to study the underlying mechanisms of ALS.
UK Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer.