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David Hess receives $301,759 from the University of Washington on a NIH prime award

March 23, 2017

David Hess with the Biology Department has received  $301,759 from the University of Washington on a NIH prime award. These funds will support his "Genetic basis of stress tolerance in natural populations of yeast" project. This project uses the model eukaryote, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to understand the mechanisms of complex genetics. By understanding how different alleles of genes interact with specific genetic backgrounds, our groups seeks to gain a better understanding into the genetics of complex human diseases—such as cancer and diabetes.