Caryn Outten receives $2.1 million grant

Caryn Outten, associate professor and Guy F. Lipscomb professor of chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, received a 5-year grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health totaling more than $2.1 million.

The project, "Mechanisms of Iron and Thiol Redox Regulation in Yeast," continues her research focused on defining the fundamental biochemistry of an essential mineral, iron.

The eukaryote S. cerevisiae, better known as baker’s yeast, is a model species that is providing scientists with a better understanding of iron metabolism in humans. Outten’s research in the department of chemistry and biochemistry bridges the fields of redox biology and bioinorganic chemistry.

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