Oct 30, 2009

Ruan receives NIH and NSF grants

Jianhua Ruan, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, received an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support his research in analyzing biological networks. The grant is for 2 years with the amount of $124,117, to supplement a 4-year $433,500 grant he received early this year. This additional fund will be used primarily for recruiting research assistants. Interested students are welcome to send CVs or inquiries to Prof. Ruan.

Ruan also received a one-year $150,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant together with Drs. Sponsel and Sunter, both Association Professors of Biology, to research the genes responsible for the biosynthesis of plant hormones called gibberellins, with a combined biochemical, molecular and computational approach.

For more information of these two projects please contact Dr. Ruan [jruan@cs.utsa.edu].