Varner group receives a grant totaling $13M from the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command of the Army Research Office
The grant from the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command of the Army Research Office (ARO), entitled "Systems Biology of Coagulation and Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy," will be used to support the study of trauma-induced blood coagulation.
CBE Assistant Prof, Jeff Varner in collaboration with Prof. Frank Doyle, Prof. Linda Petzold, Prof. Tom Soh and Prof. Galen Stucky (all from the University of California at Santa Barbara) will develop and test biophysical simulation models of coagulation, which could ultimately be used to design new therapeutic strategies to promote or restrain blood clotting, from the battlefield to the bedside.
In addition to the UCSB/Cornell team, the project involves researchers from Stanford, UCSF and Army medical personnel. The total project budget is in excess of $13M USD, of which the Varner group is allotted $296,775 over the next two years.
Assistant Professor Varner says, "This is an important grant for us, it will let us build connections in the Department of Defense (DOD) medical community, as well as with other academic researchers interested in coagulation dynamics."
To read more on the Varner group and their research, visit: www.varnerlab.org