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Mathematicians lead a newly awarded $10 million center for MathBioSys

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UC Irvine has been awarded $10 million in funding for the new MathBioSys Center on Multiscale Cell Fate lead by mathematicians Qing Nie (PI), Jun Allard, and John Lowengrub. Funding is being provided equally by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation. Three biological themes will be the focus of the new center: cellular complexity and plasticity in skin; dynamics and migration of neural crest cells (embryonic cells which develop into bone, muscle and other tissues in the head); and control of stem cell specification through techniques to influence their behavior without changing their underlying genetic makeup.

More information about this award can be found here: