The University Research Council (URC) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill administers small grant programs for faculty in two forms: research and publication awards. The maximum award amount is $5,000 and eligible faculty applicants are tenure or tenure-track, hold research or clinical appointments, adjunct, lecturers, or instructors. Dr. Lucia Stefanini is a Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and she was awarded a URC Research grant to support her project on the "Role of Rap1 Prenylation in Platelet Activation." These grants are often considered a stepping stone to extramural support. Dr. Stefanini may use her award amount for costs such as collecting pilot data, research-related travel, and research equipment or supplies.
Dr. Stefanini is a member of the Wolfgang Bergmeier lab and also holds membership in the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. Her research is in the area of platelet biology; to learn more about her work please contact her at email@example.com.