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UI researcher receives $100,000 grant from March of Dimes
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Rebecca Hartley, assistant professor of anatomy and
cell biology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, has received
a $100,000 new investigators award from the March of Dimes.
The special grant, called the Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research
Award, will fund two years of Hartley's research, beginning Feb. 1. Hartley
will use the funds to study the regulation of the cell cycle in the early
"This work is clinically relevant both for early developmental
anomalies and for cancer since it studies the basic regulatory mechanisms
that set up and drive the adult cell cycle," Hartley said.
After two years Hartley could apply for a normal March of Dimes grant
to fund continued research in the area of cell cycle regulation in the