Congratulations to Nicole Nichols, PhD, an assistant professor in the CVM’s Department of Biomedical Sciences and one of the fall 2019 recipients of a Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant. She received the award for her proposal to study, “The role of adenosine 2A and serotonin 2 receptors in breathing over the course of respiratory motor neuron loss.”
The Mizzou Alumni Association supports the development of faculty through its Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grants program. Since its launch in 1994, the alumni association has provided start-up funds of about $650,000 to more than 300 faculty members for the initiation of research or professional development projects.
Nichols’ research focuses on understanding how plasticity can be enhanced in models of motor neuron death to restore breathing.