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Furman awarded two NSF grants totaling $720,000

In winning two NSF grants, Professor of Chemistry George Shields and Associate Professor of Biology Jason Rawlings have secured nearly $720,000, which will benefit students at Furman and beyond.

Jason Rawlings lab at Furman University

Biology majors gain national recognition for T-cell research

The accolades keep coming for the Furman biology department’s ground-breaking research into the chemical processes behind T-cell activation. Early in the summer, the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) sent a video team to campus to document a procedure developed by biology professor Jason Rawlings ’96 that uses a flow cytometer to track the decondensation of T-cell chromatin. “It’s huge for Furman. It gets us on the map,” Rawlings said. “It shows Furman students are doing some top-end research.”