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Congratulations to Dr. Lucia Stefanini, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who is a recipient of a University Research Council research grant award

Lucia Stefanini, PhD

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 .