Songi Han Receives Prestigious NIH New Innovator Award

Songi Han, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara, has been selected to receive a coveted 2011 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award, which carries a $1.5 million grant, will enable Han to take the basic instrumental and methodological development of a novel spectroscopic tool to the next level of complexity and relevance in understanding molecular mechanisms of protein aggregation underlying neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's. Studying their interactions with cell membranes may provide clues to their mechanism and disease effects. READ MORE

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