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See the Impact of our Research Grants


Many of the world's most talented scientists chose to conduct their research in North Carolina's colleges and universities. One significant reason for this choice is the more than $105 million in funding that the Biotechnology Center awarded for research in the state. Read the stories below to learn about the success of our grant recipients and how you can be North Carolina's next success story.

See the Follow on Funding for 2012

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Biotechnology Research Grant
Shengmin Sang is studying the combination of aspirin and a natural compound found in blueberries, which he believes might help prevent colon cancer. 
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Collaborative Funding Grant
The flowering dogwood’s prominence as an ornamental lawn planting has become increasingly threatened during the past two decades by a pair of destructive diseases, and NCSU professor Thomas Ranney is working to change that. 
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Faculty Recruitment Grant
The Oliver Smithies Faculty Recruitment Grant program helps universities attract top scientists to North Carolina and outfit their labs once they arrive. One of the early recipients has been named a Nobel Laureate.
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Institutional Development Grant
Cam Patterson received a grant from the Biotech Center for a newly developed ultrasound machine that would let his team visualize the inner workings of small lab animals’ cardiovascular systems without surgery. 
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Multidisciplinary Research Grant
Qun Lu and his colleagues believe they've found a protein could be more useful as a new biological warning beacon – known as a biomarker – for prostate cancer.
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