Chi Receives Chancellor’s Discovery Award
February 15, 2014
Durham, NC – Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University Medical Center, has received a Chancellor’s Discovery Award for his proposal entitled, “Dissect sexual differentiation in P. falciparum via single parasite analysis.”
The Chancellor’s Discovery Program, developed by the Chancellor’s Science Advisory Council and approved for funding by Chancellor Victor Dzau, is intended to fuel new opportunities for innovative research projects at Duke Medicine that can lead to long-term externally funded research support.
The Discovery Program will fund five one-year awards of $75,000 in 2014 to initiate support for exciting new research projects led by regular-rank faculty members, at the rank of assistant professor of higher, with primary appointments in basic or clinical departments of the Duke Schools of Medicine and Nursing.
“Currently, my research interests are to explore the use of DNA microarrays and other genomic tools to enhance our understanding of human diseases and disease-related biological questions,” says Chi. “I am very grateful for the support of the Chancellor’s Discovery Program to initiate an entirely new and exciting direction of research.”