Dr. Faruck Morcos received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Characterizing the Effects of Protein and RNA Variability in Molecular Function and Interactions. The project’s goal is to quantify and uncover the spectrum of functional biomolecular variability sculpted by evolutionary processes. This will help Dr. Morcos and his team work on developments related to biomedicine, such as inferring the effects of mutations in disease, antibiotic resistance, biomolecular sensor design and how sequence composition has an impact on interaction networks.