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Funding Update: NSF Grants Awarded to Northeastern, Molecular Vista


Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research

Title: Quantifying Single Molecule DNA-ligand Interactions
Principal Investigators: Mark Williams, Megan Nunez
Sponsor: Northeastern University
Start/End Date: March 1, 2013 – Feb. 28, 2018
Amount Awarded to Date: $182,551

Funds the development of single molecule methods for the quantitative study of DNA interactions with small molecules and proteins, including the study of protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions involved in the management of DNA polymerase switching.

Title: Nanometer Scale Raman Force Microscopy for Topographic, Strain, and Chemical Analysis
Principal Investigator: Sung Park
Sponsor: Molecular Vista
Start/End Date: Jan 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013
Amount Awarded to Date: $149,999

Funds the development of Raman force microscopy as a tool for characterization of nanoscale materials and, ultimately, individual biomolecules including proteins.

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