Marquette University
Press Release

Marquette biomedical sciences professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in sciences

The award will allow Peoples to research the mechanism by which alcohol acts on one of its major target proteins in the central nervous system.

By - Aug 10th, 2016 02:16 pm
Robert Peoples. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

Robert Peoples. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Robert Peoples, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in science.

The award, which includes $50,000 annually for three years, will allow Peoples to research the mechanism by which alcohol acts on one of its major target proteins in the central nervous system.

Peoples hopes that this project will give “a better understanding of how the alcohol molecule produces the effects on this protein and goes on to influence brain function” and that it will eventually “lead to better therapeutic agents for treating people with alcohol use disorders and alcoholism.”

His goal is to develop mutant receptor proteins as molecular tools. “We could introduce a mutant NMDA receptor that is alcohol insensitive into a brain cell or neuron and get a better idea how the protein is responsible for the effects of alcohol,” he said.

The Way Klingler Fellowships are awarded to full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship. One fellowship in science and one in humanities is awarded. The humanities fellow receives $20,000 annually for three years to fund critical research that requires time, access to information and travel.

Press Releases by Marquette University

Marquette University

Marquette alumni couple give $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid

This is the second scholarship Don and Fran Herdrich have endowed at Marquette.

Marquette University

Georgia history professor to discuss Edgar Allan Poe at Marquette’s Klement Lecture, Oct. 3

Berry will examine what Poe’s alcoholism meant in an era of increasing temperance activism.

Marquette University

Marquette, A. O. Smith release water study results

Water and manufacturing study led by Marquette, A. O. Smith and U.S. Council on Competitiveness stresses need for stewardship, innovation

Marquette University

Marquette real estate professors honored with best paper awards

Pennington-Cross, Cashman lauded by American Real Estate Society

Marquette University

A.O. Smith Corp. and Marquette University to hold Sept. 27 news conference to highlight national study results on water security threats and solutions

The study also comes weeks after the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

Marquette University

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight presidential race, Feingold with edge in Wisconsin

Poll finds 44 percent of Wisconsin likely voters supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president and 42 percent supporting Republican Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup.

See More Releases

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>