The National Science Foundation has awarded four biological sciences faculty members a $252,639 instrumentation grant that will give DSU students greater research opportunities.
The NSF grant will fund the purchase of an Agilent Technologies Seahouse, which measures the energy and metabolism of a cell. Agilent has operations near Wilmington.
In addition to enhancingresearch at DSU, this equipment will also be a component of the redesigned core curriculum in biology in the development of a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) that will provide an opportunity for students to participate in authentic research.
Dr. Michael Gitcho, associate professor, is the principal investigator of the grant; the co-PIs include Dr. Hakeem Lawal, associate professor; Dr. Y. Hwan Kim, assistant professor; and Dr. Karl Milleti, assistant professor. All of these faculty members are in the Department of Biological Sciences.