CRL collaborators on new $4.3M grant awarded to study the brain
September 30th, 2014
The Cancer Research Lab is proud announce we are collaborators on a new $4.3M grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The grant was awarded to CRL affiliated faculty member Prof John Ngai and a team of associated researchers. The new research will help identify and characterize neuronal cell types in the brain. The CRL will participate by helping to generate novel genetically engineered mouse lines. These mice will permit the identification and functional analysis of novel cell types in the brain. The mice will be generated using a novel genome engineering technology called CRISPR-Cas9 that was innovated at UC Berkeley in the laboratory of Prof. Jennifer Doudna. For more information, read the UC Berkeley press release here: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/09/30/nih-awards-uc-berkeley-7-2-million-to-advance-brain-initiative/