Elizabeth McNeill receives funding to explore impact of individual microRNAs on the aging heart

June 18, 2018

Elizabeth McNeill, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, was awarded $202,106 from the American Heart Association to pursue research on the function of small pieces of genetic material linked to cardiovascular disease called microRNAs (miRNAs), which act on genes to change their expression. A deeper understanding of miRNAs and their gene targets will expand the ability to develop new therapeutic strategies to treat heart disease.

Contact Details:

Name: Elizabeth McNeill
Phone: 515-294-7421
Department: in food science and human nutrition