September 10, 2020

Westfield State biology professor awarded life sciences grant for women’s health research

Westfield State University Biology Professor Kristen A. Porter, Ph.D., has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Women’s Health Program to research predictive modeling to create “bioprofiles” for use in personalized medicine in women’s health.

Dr. Porter’s is one of five capital projects in the MLSC Women’s Health Program to receive part of the $8.3 million in funding this year. The funding supports innovative research and cross-sector collaboration between non-profits and Massachusetts-based life science companies to advance research in women’s health and foster new talent for the Massachusetts biotechnology super cluster.

The MLSC Women’s Health Program supports collaborative projects to improve the discovery, technical innovation, and/or analysis of datasets to answer pressing life science-related questions around women’s health.