02/18/2010 Archived Entry: "CAER Researcher Part of Team that Receives Large EPA Grant"

Clean Fuels and Chemicals Group Researcher, Uschi Graham, is part of a team that was recently rewarded one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's largest grants to explore the environmental impact of nanomaterials. The $2M STAR grant will enable the group to explore the long-term properties of engineered nanomaterials that influence their distribution into the cells comprising the blood-brain barrier and the brain and to characterize their effects on the brain. The EPA describes STAR grants as "engaging the nationís best scientists and engineers in targeted research that complements EPAís own outstanding intramural research program and those of our partners in other federal agencies."

Other researchers working on this project are from multiple disciplines and include: PI Robert Yokel (UK College of Pharmacy); Allan Butterfield (UK College of Arts and Sciences); Eric Grulk (UK College of Engineering); and Michael Tseng (University of Louisville).

Watch a video of the recent press conference.

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