$2.8M NIH/NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award

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Professor Neil Garg’s laboratory has been awarded a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) R35 Grant from the NIH/NIGMS.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the laboratory of Professor Neil Garg $2.8 million dollars over five years to support his research focused on exploiting unconventional building blocks in chemical synthesis.

The MIRA program supports investigators’ overall research programs through a single, unified grant rather than individual project grants. The goal is to provide investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs. 

Professor Neil Garg is the Chair of the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the inaugural holder of the Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry & Biochemistry. 

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.