Jin Kim Montclare, Yingkai Zhang

Jin Kim Montclare, associate professor of chemical and molecular engineering, and Yingkai Zhang, associate professor of chemistry at NYU, have won a $1.2 milion grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further a novel approach to understanding the genetic underpinnings of diseases including cancer and diabetes. The two have teamed to study the functioning of one of the key proteins in human DNA, called histone.