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Paul Babitzke and Philip Bevilacqua awarded research grant by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation

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Paul Babitzke awarded research grant by the Charles E. Kaufman FoundationPhilip Bevilacqua2016 September 16 -The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, one of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s charitable entities, has announced a total of $1.8 million in grants awarded to support basic research in biology, chemistry and physics carried out by researchers working in Pennsylvania institutions of higher education.

In this fourth year of the annual competition, a total of eight grants were awarded to researchers at four Pennsylvania higher education institutions: Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, The Pennsylvania State University and University of Pennsylvania.

Under the New Initiatives category, a grant of $300,000 for two years ($150,000 per year) was awarded to Paul Babitzke, Ph.D., professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sarah Assmann, Ph.D., professor, Department of Biology and Philip Bevilacqua, Ph.D., professor, Department of Chemistry and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, for research on “Discovery and characterization of novel RNA switch chemistry and biology via RNA structure-seq.”

Congratulations Drs. Babitzke, Assmann and Bevilacqua!

 

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