Thomas Brown, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, was interviewed by U.S. News & World Report about the impact of the federal sequester on research funding. Brown told the reporter that the budget for his National Institutes of Health grant has already been affected.
Brown is using the five-year grant to research pregnancy-associated disorders, such as preeclampsia, and figure out how to treat them. This year he has seven people working with him, he told the reporter. Because of the sequester, his budget has shrunk.
"We've already done this math and we're going to have to go from seven to five. At least for the foreseeable next six months or so," he was quoted as saying.