UTHSC Professor Tigyi Receives Third NIH Grant

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Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, professor of physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded his third National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.

Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, professor of physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded his third National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.

The nearly $1.5 million four-year grant, awarded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will focus on the earliest events in the process of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). “Our goal is to identify compounds that impede the buildup of cell growth on the walls of arteries so that atherosclerosis can ultimately be prevented,” explained Dr. Tigyi.

“NIH grants are the gold standard of medical research,” said Mike Dockter, PhD, professor and associate dean of administration and research for the College of Medicine. “It’s great when a researcher can get one NIH grant, exceptional if he or she can get two; but it’s phenomenal when an investigator has three separate, distinct grants running simultaneously.”

Dr. Tigyi joins four other UTHSC faculty members