Virginia Tech Student Awarded NIH Grant for Research Into Rett Protein

Virginia Tech Student Awarded NIH Grant for Research Into Rett Protein

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Virginia Tech Student Awarded NIH Grant for Research Into Rett Protein

A first-generation university student has been awarded a six-year, $466,669 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund his doctoral and postdoctoral research into brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that plays a role in Rett syndrome. The Virginia Tech student, Raymundo Hernandez, called the NIH grant a “dream come true” — one that will help advance his research into the improper neuronal development that occurs in Rett. “Coming from a non-college background,…

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