Creighton Researcher Awarded NIH Grant

Patrick Swanson, Ph.D., in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, was recently awarded a one-year $361,250 NIH grant to investigate the function of a novel protein complex that researchers in his laboratory have shown is necessary to support a DNA rearrangement process in B cells that is involved in assembling the genes that encode antibodies. Understanding how this complex regulates the introduction and repair of chromosomal DNA breaks that occur during this DNA rearrangement process will provide greater insight into how defects in this process may lead to B cell immune deficiency or cancer.

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