Parkinson’s Researcher to Receive $9M as 2021 HHMI Investigator

Parkinson’s Researcher to Receive $9M as 2021 HHMI Investigator

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Parkinson’s Researcher to Receive $9M as 2021 HHMI Investigator

A scientist from the University of California San Diego, whose research has focused on an enzyme seen as a primary genetic driver of Parkinson’s disease, will receive approximately $9 million in funding over the next seven years as a new Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator. Elizabeth Villa, PhD, an associate professor of biological sciences at UC San Diego, was one of 33 researchers — chosen from a pool of more than 800 scientists —…

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