Aminah Ikner Dr. Ikner is highly experienced in preparing grant proposals (writing, editing, budgeting, and submitting) and administering grants post-award. She has helped investigators prepare proposals for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), California granting agencies, and private foundations. Her areas of expertise include basic science, science education/communication, and training grants. Dr. Ikner received her PhD from UC Davis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology in the laboratory of Dr. Kazuhiro Shiozaki, studying crucial domains in the non-catalytic regions of yeast stress MAPK signal transduction. During her graduate studies, she was the recipient of a NIH T32 training grant in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a NIH F31 NRSA award. Dr. Ikner completed her post-doctoral research in the Molecular Oncology department at Genentech in the laboratory of Dr. Avi Ashkenazi studying the apoptotic mechanism of action for a target protein found in some cancer types. She has published scientific manuscripts and an expert review in top tiered journals