Dr. Dexi Liu awarded research grant from GRA

Dr. Dexi Liu, department head of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, recently received a $25,000 Ventures Award from the Georgia Research Alliance for his project Lynkogen. Dr. Liu was awarded phase 1 funding from the GRA Venture to support his efforts to commercialize the protein drug developed in his laboratory. The funding represents a joint effort with Lynkogen, Inc., a startup company that Dr. Liu helped establish, to develop protein-based pharmaceutics for the treatment of obesity, fatty liver and other metabolic diseases.