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William Ja, an assistant professor in the Department of Metabolism and Aging who joined the institute’s Florida campus in January, was recently awarded an unsolicited grant of $60,000 by the Glenn Foundation, which supports an array of biomedical research with a strong emphasis on aging studies.┬áJa said the award was totally unexpected when he was informed of it at a Glenn Foundation meeting for former scholarship winners.

Ja has also recently received a two-year grant of approximately $200,000 for the study of non-surgical sterilization methods for dogs and cats. The award, named the Michelson Prize, came from the newly created Found Animals Foundation, a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to minimizing shelter euthanasia. Ja was one of the first to apply for it, even though it was outside his previous field of research. Scripps press release here

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