UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study a new model for how motor proteins behave in the body.
Their study could radically change the face of biology by explaining how proteins move and interact with other biological systems, says Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of the College of Engineering.
Alan Bowling, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, is the lead investigator. Samarendra Mohanty, an assistant professor of physics, and Subhrangsu Mandal, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, are co-principal investigators.
The NSF award is funded through the Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research, or EAGER program. The grants support work on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches.
Read more about the NSF award.