Computational Biologist Ming Hu Receives $2.4M NIH Genomic Innovator Award

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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded Department of Quantitative Health Sciences researcher Ming Hu, PhD, a five-year, $2.4 million grant to study how chromatin is organized within cells and its implications for human health and disease.

The grant is part of NHGRI’s Genomic Innovator Award program, which recognizes and supports early-career researchers in the field of genomics. Hu is one of 11 Genomic Innovator Award recipients named in 2021.

Research supported by this award will build on findings recently published in Nature Methods by Hu’s team and collaborations from the Center for Integrated Multi-Model and Multi-Scale Nucleome Research, which brings together an international team of genomics researchers and is also funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Hu is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and member of the Cancer Genomics and Epigenomics Program of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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