Prof. Shashank Shekhar is awarded $1.94M R35 MIRA Grant
This grant will fund his work on multi-component mechanochemical molecular mechanisms underlying cellular actin dynamics.
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Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) (R35)
MIRA provides support for the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs. The program will also help distribute funding more widely among the nation's highly talented and promising investigators. MIRA grants will generally be for 5 years, for both established investigators and early stage investigators. With the publication of PAR-19-367 the program has now expanded to include established investigators who currently hold an NIGMS R01-equivalent grant or who wish to renew a MIRA; early stage investigators may apply through PAR-20-117.