06/02/2005 - 12:00am

Qing Nie, associate professor of mathematics, has received a four-year,
$1.2 million grant through a National Science Foundation/National
Institutes of Health joint initiative on mathematical biology, with
funding from the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology of
the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Together with cell
biologists Lee Bardwell and Tau-Mu Yi, and mathematicians Natalia
Komarova and Frederic Wan, Nie will use mathematical, computational and
experimental approaches to understand how proper signal processing occurs
among cells in biochemical networks. The project will advance
understanding of fundamental cell biology and have applications relevant
to drug discovery.