Prof. Anna Tarakanova Receives a $3M RO1 Grant From the National Institutes of Health

by Joanna Giano, Written Communications Assistant

Researchers from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering in UConn’s College of Engineering, pursue groundbreaking research to understand the impact of aging-related physicochemical modifications on the structure and function of elastin, a vital protein that imparts elasticity and recoil function to many connective tissues in the human body, including within elastic arteries. These modifications play a significant role in age-related diseases such as diabetes, motivating the importance of studying elastin’s behavior in aging arteries.

Led by Dr. Anna Tarakanova, the project has been awarded a $3 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through 2028 to further investigate elastin and its role in arterial biomechanics in health and aging.

Read more in the UConn Today article.


Published: March 26, 2024

Categories: Research

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