CoBRE Funded $10.5M for 5 Years

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The Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (CBSD) successfully competed for a $10.5M, 5 year renewal of a National Institutes of General Medical Science IdeA program Center of Biomolecular Research Excellence (CoBRE) Phase II grant. This new award cycle will begin August 1, 2016 and includes 4 subprojects, 3 core facilities, 2 career development and bridge funded investigators, 2 pilot projects and CBSD’s administrative core. The Center focuses on applied methods and concepts of biophysics, structural biology and mathematics in order to understand the mechanistic basis of biological processes in health and disease. Disciplines represented by Center faculty range from cellular biology, pharmacology, neurobiology, biochemistry and synthetic chemistry to computational research in chemistry and biology. The mission of the Center is to foster biophysically informed research throughout the University of Montana (UM) research community.