National Science Foundation RUI award to Jennifer Wolff

4 August 2010

Jennifer WolffJennifer Wolff (Biology) was awarded $517,912 for a Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her three-year project “Identifying new regulators of sex-specific neurogenesis.” Learning how sex-determining genes work with regulators of cell identity, division, and patterning to generate unique neurons in each sex is critical for understanding normal development, and may also provide clues about developmental disorders with higher incidence in one sex, such as autism. This project involves undergraduate researchers, high school students participating in Carleton’s Summer Science Institute, and a postdoctoral fellow. 

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