Mark awarded MIRA grant from NIGMS

Mark was in the first cohort of recipients of the new MIRA (“Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award”) grant mechanism from NIGMS. This five-year grant supports the lab’s work on variation in complex traits, rather than a specific project. Mark is thrilled to be part of the MIRA “experiment” and thinks it’s one of the most important changes in NIH funding strategy in many years.