Researcher Awarded $1.2M to Study Centrosome Function and Duplication

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Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine

Centrosomes are cellular organelles which serve as the main microtubule organizing centers and are important in cellular division. Dr. Gregory Rogers was recently awarded a 4 year, $1.2 million grant from the Nation Institute of General Medicine Sciences (NIGMS). His study focuses on dissecting evolutionarily conserved mechanisms that control the behaviors of centrosomes -- processes that, when dysfunctional, contribute to ciliopathy, birth defects and tumorigenesis.