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A Google search for drug discovery

Grants totaling $860,000 fund cutting-edge genetic sequencing!

It’s what scholars dream about: getting to work with the latest technology and leading researchers in the industry to develop a scientific breakthrough.

For Jason Gagliano, a biology graduate student, it’s a reality.

Gagliano is part of the physics department team developing a technology called Next-Gen Lab-on-Bead. The tool uses next-generation genetic sequencing to make the drug development process thousands of times faster, much like a Google search.

“I usually just tell people I am trying to find new drugs for cancer,” he said.

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