A Marquette University biologist has received a $900,000 grant from the National Science foundation to continue her cell biology research.
Dr. Rosemary Stuart, a professor of biological sciences, is studying the function and regulation of mitochondrial ribosomes. The project seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate mitochondrial ribosome activity, which has important implications for cellular ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) production. Numerous conditions, including neurological and muscular diseases, have been linked to mitochondrial dysfunction.
The grant funds the research of Stuart’s lab research associate and a graduate student, in addition to undergraduate student researchers. Read the full story here.