Researchers at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences have won a $750,000 federal grant for liver research.

A team led by Dr. Sudin Bhattacharya is to develop a computational model to predice how liver cells will react to different doses on various toxicants.

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the grant.

“Dr. Bhattacharya is an outstanding investigator making significant contributions to our understanding of the effects of environmental toxicants and drugs on the human liver,” said Dr. William Greenlee, president and CEO of The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences. “During a time of significant governmental budgetary constraints, this major EPA award is a tangible recognition of Dr. Bhattacharya’s research program and the strengths and potential impact of the predictive health outcomes platforms being developed here at The Hamner.”

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