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James E. Rothman, Ph.D.

James E. Rothman, Ph.D. ’71, chair of the Department of Cell Biology and the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences, has received a two-year $969,272 Recovery Act grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The grant is part of the National Institutes of Health Challenge Grant initiative to jump-start a range of research projects that will address critical gaps in the basic biomedical and behavioral sciences by overcoming specific scientific and technological challenges. Rothman’s award is one of 19 NIGMS Challenge Grants given to researchers in 12 states. Rothman will investigate the dynamics of membrane structure and function in cells.