Auinash Kalsotra Nominated for Searle Scholars Program

Congratulations to Auinash Kalsotra for his latest honor: a campus nomination for the prestigious Searle Scholars Program.

Congratulations to Auinash Kalsotra for his latest honor: a campus nomination for the prestigious Searle Scholars Program. Dr. Kalsotra is a member of the departments of Medical Biochemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine and the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, respectively. He recently received a Roy J. Carver Trust grant for his research on patterns in RNA splicing that determine the way liver cells naturally regenerate healthy cells across the life span.

Two scholars from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were nominated for this competitive award. The Searle Scholars Program generally selects 15 outstanding young scientists among a national pool of nominees from invited institutions. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term. Final selections will be announced in April 2014.

Dr. Kalsotra’s research aims to shed light on possible interventions that could ultimately help people with chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis or liver cancer, to improve the body’s natural ability to regenerate healthy cells.

August 23, 2013 All News