Baucus, Tester announce nearly $1.5 million for Montana State

Grants will be used for medical research projects

(MISSOULA, Mont.) – Montana State University’s research department is getting a boost from the federal government, Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester announced today.

The Bozeman university will receive two grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • $1.2 million to research complementary and alternative medicines as counter measures against infectious and inflammatory diseases.
  • $243,412 to research 2 photon microscopy, a technique that allows for greater imaging depth in living tissue.

“This funding is about creating good paying jobs and moving Montana towards the future,” Baucus said. “I am pleased to see this federal grant money go to a fine institution like Montana State University. This is good news.”

“Folks at MSU are tackling some of medicine’s most challenging problems,” Tester said. “Their research is a testament to the strength of higher education in Montana, and we need more investment in research to generate good jobs in the high tech economy.”