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College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics California State University, Sacramento

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Stefan Paula and James Miranda received a large and prestigious grant this Summer 2023.

NSF/RUI Grant - Proposal Che-2327946

The goal of the new NSF/RUI grant is the development of small molecules that are capable of stimulating the activity of an enzyme that moves calcium ions across cellular membranes. These molecules will find use as novel experimental research tools for the study of calcium levels inside cells. They also hold promise as new therapeutic agents against heart disease. The project will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in biotechnology and involves collaborators at Sacramento State, in industry, and at the University of Newcastle in Australia.