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Geisel Researcher Receives Prestigious $3.7M National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award

Giovanni Bosco, PhD, an associate professor of genetics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been awarded a prestigious $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year Pioneer Award supports exceptional investigators pursuing bold, highly innovative research projects. Bosco’s project began with a highly speculative question: Can the social experiences of parents be inherited by their offspring? It’s the classic nature v. nurture question with a new twist—do specific cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the mind-body connection make it possible for a cognitive social experience to alter germline (sperm and egg) cells? Can altered germline information lead to inherited behavior? Read more.

Date: 07 Oct 2015