Biology faculty reel in two more prestigious CAREER grants from the NSF

Two Western biology assistant professors, Suzanne Lee and Nick Galati, were recently awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grants, the foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Lee and Galati received $1,254,671 and $908,007 grants, respectively, to continue their research efforts and support student learning in the molecular biosciences.

Lee’s grant will support the student-driven research conducted in Lee’s lab, which currently focuses on a cellular pathway that produces small non-protein coding RNAs that appear to protect DNA genomes from…