Dr. Nathan L. Clark received a grant of $150,000 in the New Investigator Research category from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation for research on “Co-evolutionary Signatures as a Novel Approach to Gene Discovery”. Their project will use signals of co-evolutionary interactions to identify novel gene network components in humans and model organisms. One of their specific experimental goals is to assign human cardiac muscle proteins to their trafficking modifiers.
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