Alonso P. Moreno

Alonso P. Moreno


Start Year: 
1990
Department: 
Internal Medicine
Institution: 
University of Utah School of Medicine
Current Institution: 
University of Utah School of Medicine

I became a Grass Fellow in 1990 and then assisted the Foundation as Associate Director in 1994 and 1995 while Ken Muller assisted as Director. The time spent at the MBL was keystone for my growth as an independent investigator. Those marvelous years will stay in my memory forever. I am currently working trying to understand the permeability properties of Gap Junction Channels at the University of Utah. I yearly post the Grass Fellowship announcement at the U and last year, Qiang Liu, a postdoc from the Brain Institute at the University of Utah was selected as a fellow.The Brain Institute made an important announcement about this honor and I participated by stating how relevant it was for me to be involved with the foundation during my early years in research. You can find it at: http://brain.utah.edu/portal/site/brain/menuitem.b99f7df401ce98fd54eef04... hope that the following statements can also help you with this project. Thanks to the Grass Fellowship Program, I met at the beach the professors that wrote the books I needed for my PhD. More amazingly, I could talk to them in an informal environment and discuss my projectsThanks to the Grass Fellowship Program I tested myself as in independent investigator with a project I wrote, with the resources the foundation provided, and with the support of peer fellows and directorsSharing a summer with highly ranked professors in a competitive environment enormously stimulated my desire to become an independent investigator as soon as possible

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