ASBMR Member Awarded Second NIH R01 Grant
Date: March 31, 2012
ASBMR member Melissa Kacena, Ph.D. recently received a National Institutes of Health R01 grant to support her research on how the protein throbopietin can enhance bone healing in mice. This is Dr. Kacena’s second R01. She was only awarded her first R01 last fall for Regulation of Osteoblast Function by Megakaryocytes: Key Signaling Proteins. Dr. Kacena is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is a previous recipient of the ASBMR Young Investigator Award and the ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Award among other honors.