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Grants List


 Courtesy of Armbrust Lab - assembled metagenomic DNA sequence from a marine microbial community

University of California, Berkeley Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Lab of Nicole King, PhD

This grant to UC Berkeley supports the research of Dr. King into the evolution of multi-cellular animals from their unicellular ancestors. A key question under investigation at the laboratory is how and when the genetic "toolkit" that led to the origin of animals was assembled. Outcomes for this grant include reconstruction of an ancestral animal genome, characterization of Choanoflagellate cell biology, investigation of the ancestral function of the genes required for multicellular development in animals, and substantiation of priority for animal mode gene regulation.

Title: Lab of Nicole King, PhD
Date Awarded: Sep 2004
Amount: $875,000
Term: 36 months
Grant ID: GBMF581
Funding Area: Science, Marine Microbiology Initiative