Konczak and U of M colleagues receive internal grant from Comparative Medicine Signature Program Funding
In September, Juergen Konczak, PhD, professor of Kinesiology in the movement science area, along with other U of M colleagues, received an internal grant from the Comparative Medicine Signature Program Funding administered through the U of M School of Veterinary Medicine. The group of equine veterinarians, a genetics professor in neuroscience, and Prof. Konczak will investigate the genetics and electrophysiology of an equine neurological movement disorder referred to as "shivers." Dr. Konczak will serve as the CI on the 42K grant. His lab will do EMG on horses and assess their gait kinematics.
This unusual collaboration stems from Prof. Konczak's associations through the Center for Clinical Movement Science, which has been able to bring faculty from diverse backgrounds together for a common purpose.