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Research Collaboration Leads to Discovery at VCU

At Virginia Commonwealth University an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Jerome Strauss, Dean of the School of Medicine, and Dr. Barbara Boyan, Dean of the School of  Engineering, has for the first time explained the association between human height and a specific protein-coding gene, known as SPAG 17, that is found in sperm.

Dr. Boyan said the findings were a team effort and Dr. Maria Teves, a researcher in Dr. Strauss’ lab was the glue that held the project together between schools.