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ISU's Team Bird Brain receives $358,000 funding extension from National Institutes of Health

April 21, 2020

ISU's TEAM BIRD BRAIN, the lab of Associate Professor of Neurophysiology Jason Pilarski, recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a project entitled "MECHANISMS OF RESPIRATORY-RELATED RHYTHMIC MOTOR ACTIVITY AND PLASTICITY IN THE DEVELOPING AVIAN BRAIN STEM" (Direct costs= $358,572).

This project is specifically sustained by the AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) or R15 mechanism and is sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

TEAM BIRD BRAIN currently includes undergraduate students Jennie Nelson, Jayden Burton and Layton Elledge, graduate student Jessica Whitaker and principal investigator Pilarski.

This funding will support and train students in both biological sciences and health sciences over the next four years. Pilarski is an associate professor for the College of Science and Engineering Department of Biological Sciences and the Idaho Dental Education Program Department of Dental Sciences.




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