Monday, October 13, 2008

Fat Study. Bioinformatics Core.

The bioengineers at UCSD are hard core. They consistently rank at the very very top of the national rankingings. The new chair of the department, Shankar Subramaniam, is putting that hard-core ethic into the "bioinformatics core" of a UCSD-led inititative to study how the role that fat plays in diabetes, stroke, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and many other ailments.

The Union Tribune ran a great story on the project, which just received an additional $38M in funding.