The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will be expanding its proteomics resource thanks to a new $10.6 million grant.
Provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the grant will establish the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics as the first NIH National Resource in Arkansas.
UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute associate director for basic science Alan Tackett received the grant and will serve as an administrative director for the proteomics resource. Proteomics is defined as the study of proteins, aimed at developing new approaches and therapies for diseases.
“With this new funding, we will transition our proteomics resource to an NIH National Resource and expand our ability to provide highly advanced research support to scientists in underfunded areas throughout the United States,” Tackett said in a statement.
Additional researchers who contributed to the resource grant include Rick Edmondson, Ph.D.; Samuel Mackintosh, Ph.D.; and Stephanie Byrum, Ph.D, who all work for UAMS. In addition, Michael Kinter, Ph.D., at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, will serve as a co-administrative director.