February 15, 2001
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.— The National Science Foundation recently announced a grant to Richard A. Goldsby, professor of biology and John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer at Amherst College. Goldsby will receive an estimated grant of $104,787 for continued work on a project called “Early Guest Ig Expression and Diversity in Cloned Transgenic Cattle.” This study should help determine if cows carrying human genes, specifically immonoglobulin (Ig) genes, can produce antibodies that will work in people.

Combined with an earlier NSF grant, Goldsby will receive a total of $204,102. This project will also contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students who will participate in this research at Amherst College.

The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest more than $3 billion a year in almost 20,000 research and education projects. Amherst College is currently using some $2 million in such grants.