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Texas A&M Health is the first institution in the nation to be awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant specifically targeting lymphatic biology and medicine!

The funding will support two @tamumedicine PhD students per year selected for the LYMphatics in Pathology and Health (LYMPH) Training Program.

Lymphatic biology has been historically underfunded despite playing a central role in many of the body’s processes, including fluid balance, immune function and waste removal, which collectively involve every organ system in the body. This means the lymphatic system is another avenue by which scientists can research disease processes and identify potential treatments.

This training grant is the first of its kind in the nation, as lymphatic biology is a relatively new field of study in medicine, and is now gaining traction as an area of special interest by the NIH. Students selected for the program will be part of the pursuit for a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms, physiological systems and clinical applications of lymphatic research.

Mariappan Muthuchamy, PhD, will serve as the LYMPH Training Program director, along with Brett Mitchell, PhD, the program’s co-director, Sanjukta Chakraborty, PhD, and Shannon Glaser, PhD, in-charge of the program’s curriculum development, and Oksana Nekrashevych, MPH, the program’s administrative manager.

Learn more about the program at the link in our bio!

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