KU professor honored with $10,000 award for biomedical research

Erik Lundquist, Kansas University assistant professor of molecular biosciences, has received the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Scholar Award worth $10,000.

Lundquist’s current research focus is developmental neurobiology and genetics.

He studies nervous system formation, including brain development.

He recently won a $1.3 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the genetics of nervous system development.

The K-INBRE Scholar Award recognizes mid-level faculty of distinction who are highly recruited by other institutions.

The $10,000 award represents flexible funds that can be used for academic and scholarly expenses, such as travel to scientific meetings and the purchase of books, journals and personal computers.

Nominees for the award must be assistant to associate professor level, have three years of service to the university and be working in cell or developmental biology.