FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/13/95
CONTACT: Carol Selkin,
Public Affairs Manager
CAL STATE L.A. PROFESSOR RECEIVES $345,000 GRANTS
FOR RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
Los Angeles, October 13, 1995 -- Dr. Anthony Fratiello,
Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles,
a resident of South Pasadena, was recently awarded three grants
The American Chemical Society grant of $25,000 will provide
financial support for undergraduate Chemistry majors in Fratiello's
research program, which involves the application of nuclear magnetic
resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to the study of metal-ion complexes.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) for Research Improvement
in Minority Institution grant of $200,000 will provide a research
training experience in his program and that of a colleague, Dr.
Thomas Onak, also a South Pasadena resident. A primary objective
of this grant is the preparation of minority students underrepresented
in the sciences for graduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
The three-year NSF for Research Experience for Undergraduates
grant of $120,000 will be used to bring minority students underrepresented
in the sciences from nearby community colleges to CSLA for research
programs during the summer quarter. By providing a research environment
unavailable at a community college, this program strives to enhance
the student's background and interest in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
During his more than 30 years at CSLA, Fratiello's programs have
attracted almost three million dollars in funding from Federal
agencies and private foundations.
For grant information, call Susan Steiner, Director of Cal State
L.A.'s Research and Sponsored Programs at (323) 343-5366.