Scintillon Institute PI Nathan Shaner has Been Awarded NIH R01 Grant

This project will take advantage of wild-type fluorescent proteins with novel optical properties to be cloned from a broad range of species, including several Great Barrier Reef corals made available through an international collaboration. 

The fluorescent protein variants created in the course of this project will also be highly useful as general fluorescent tags, and are expected to be among the brightest and highest- performing fluorescent proteins yet developed.This project will take advantage of wild-type fluorescent proteins with novel optical properties to be cloned from a broad range of species, including several Great Barrier Reef corals made available through an international collaboration.