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BSI researcher and faculty member, Dr. Yuan Liu, was recently granted a U.S. Patent for her invention of a high throughput measurement of DNA base lesion repair capacity in human cell and tissue.

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FIU biochemistry students and their professor, Yi Xiao, have patented a series of new tests that can quickly, accurately and cost-effectively confirm the presence of cocaine.

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Professor Kelly Rein (PI) and Professor Yuan Liu (Co-PI) have been awarded a $428K grant from the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Competitive Research Program. Their project is entitled: "An Intervention for Brevetoxin Induced Oxidative Stress" in collaboration with Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota.

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As of fall semester 2018, eight students from around the world have set their sights on FIU’s Biochemistry Ph.D. Program, bringing the total to 23 biochemistry graduate students.

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