UMF professor receives $551,599 NSF grant for school and early school scholar analysis on new hormone system

FARMINGTON — College of Maine at Farmington biology professor Dr. Timothy Breton has acquired a extremely aggressive Nationwide Science Basis analysis grant for $551,599.

The three-year NSF analysis challenge will start in fall 2023 and proceed Breton’s 2021 groundbreaking work on hormone receptors when he found a brand new gene with potential biomedical and business makes use of.

Breton and his group will work intently with UMF undergraduate college students and Farmington’s Early School program. It’s going to create analysis assistant and knowledge evaluation alternatives for each Farmington college students and academics and college students from 4 Western Maine excessive colleges. Breton expects to arrange his lab and start hiring scholar analysis assistants this fall. He’ll start to attach with highschool companions in 2024.