the Department of Developmental Biology. Research focused on examining how the complex multicellular structures of the adult organism result from the fertilized egg. Funding was equally divided among faculty salaries, equipment, and supplies, and other administrative costs. Lucy Shapiro was the PI.

California Institute of Technology ($12,500,0001 • 1986-1997). The grant supported expansion of the Developmental Biology Center by attracting new faculty, upgrading instrumentation, and creating an intramural research funding program. About one-half of the grant was used to support internal grant programs—modest, multiyear innovative research—and one-third was used to support multiuser facilities and instrumentation. Leroy Hood and Eric Davidson were the PIs.

University of Chicago ($8,719,2231 • 1986-1997). The grant supported an integrated program of research in neurosciences, emphasizing neurobiology and neuroimmunology. Funding was used to recruit new faculty and to renovate and equip laboratory space. Funds were equally divided among salaries, equipment, renovation, and a residual category of core support, supplies, and overhead. Samuel Hellman was the PI.

The Whitehead Institute for Biological Research ($7,150,0002 • 1988-1996). The grant supported a program in developmental biology. Funding was used to support a number of young faculty and postgraduate students. Faculty were provided salary support and lab space with associated setup costs. About 20 percent of the grant was used for core renovations and equipment. David Baltimore was the PI, followed by Gerald Fink.

Washington University in St. Louis ($12,100,000 • 1988-1994). The grant established the Markey Center for the Study of Molecular Biology and Human Disease within the Department of Genetics. Four funding priorities were established: competitive research support, faculty recruitment, core research support, and equipment and instrumentation. The majority of funding was for faculty research support, with a significant amount of funding for equipment and core support. Daniel Hartl was PI, followed by Emil Unanue.


Includes supplemental funds of $500,000 made in recognition of outstanding progress by Markey-supported investigators addressing important problems in biomedical sciences awarded in FY 1996.


Includes supplemental funds of $500,000 made in recognition of outstanding progress by Markey-supported investigators made in FY 1997.

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