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Cafiso and Tamm renew $5 million NIH Program Project Grant

figure1_smallerNational Institute of Health program project grants (PPGs) represent synergistic research programs that are designed to achieve results not attainable by investigators working independently. The program project grant is organized around a set of closely related projects bearing on a well-defined scientific problem. UVa professors Cafiso (Chemistry) and Tamm (Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics) are co-principal investigators on a PPG entitled “Structural Dynamics of Presynaptic Membrane Fusion” that focuses on determining the mechanism of nerotransmitter release. Their initiative also includes a third co-PI, Rienhard Jahn, at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany.

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