CSLA Research Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/13/95
CONTACT: Carol Selkin,
Public Affairs Manager
(323) 343-3044

CAL STATE L.A. PROFESSOR RECEIVES $345,000 GRANTS
FOR RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Los Angeles, October 13, 1995 -- Dr. Anthony Fratiello, Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles, a resident of South Pasadena, was recently awarded three grants totaling $345,000.

The American Chemical Society grant of $25,000 will provide financial support for undergraduate Chemistry majors in Fratiello's research program, which involves the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to the study of metal-ion complexes.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) for Research Improvement in Minority Institution grant of $200,000 will provide a research training experience in his program and that of a colleague, Dr. Thomas Onak, also a South Pasadena resident. A primary objective of this grant is the preparation of minority students underrepresented in the sciences for graduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The three-year NSF for Research Experience for Undergraduates grant of $120,000 will be used to bring minority students underrepresented in the sciences from nearby community colleges to CSLA for research programs during the summer quarter. By providing a research environment unavailable at a community college, this program strives to enhance the student's background and interest in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

During his more than 30 years at CSLA, Fratiello's programs have attracted almost three million dollars in funding from Federal agencies and private foundations.

For grant information, call Susan Steiner, Director of Cal State L.A.'s Research and Sponsored Programs at (323) 343-5366.

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