Janis Weeks Brings a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant to UO

weeks2Janis Weeks, a CSWS faculty affiliate and  professor in the UO Department of Biology, Institute of Neuroscience, and African Studies Program, is the first UO researcher to be awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. UO was named a winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant for a project proposed by Weeks that “involves the implementation of a neurophysiology-based technology to accelerate discovery of drugs to eliminate intestinal worm infections, specifically human soil-transmitted helminthic infections,” which are carried by two to three billion of the world’s poorest people. For more about this story, go to UO receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant.