A DePauw University associate professor has been awarded more than $287,000 from the National Institutes of Health for a biomedical science project. Pascal Lafontant says the study of the zebrafish heart will give undergraduate students rare research opportunities and and "strengthen research infrastructure at DePauw University."
Lafontant says the study "will contribute to an important area of developmental biomedical science." He says the research will use "an important biomedical model less frequently used in an undergraduate setting."
The school says Lafontant has collaborated in his laboratory several times with undergraduate students over the past several years. The funding is part of the National Institutes of Health’s Academic Research Enhancement Award program.