Ebong Receives Prestigious NIH Award
ChE Assistant Professor Eno Ebong was awarded the prestigious NIH Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award for her research project on "Atheroprotective vs. Atherogenic Glycocalyx Mechanotransduction Mechanisms."
Within the scope of this program, Dr. Ebong and her interdisciplinary mentoring team are conducting research focused on Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of the majority of heart attacks, strokes, and aneurysms. Dr. Ebong's research is uncovering mechanisms by which the blood vessel wall sugar coat, called glycocalyx, promotes vascular health when intact or leads to atherosclerosis when it is degraded. The findings of this research will lead to the development of new tools that target the glycocalyx to prevent, diagnose, and treat atherosclerosis.
The award to support this work comes with $650,000 in funding over a five-year period.