Howard University’s Quantum Biology Laboratory (QBL) has received a major grant of $550,000 from the Guy Foundation, according to a report from the university.

The grant will be used over the next two years to support the Quantum Biology Laboratory as they explore fundamental questions at the nexus of electrodynamics, biosystems, and quantum theory. It will be under the direction of QBL’s Founding Director and Principal Investigator, Philip Kurian (Ph.D. ’13).

“Awarding this grant to Dr. Kurian was an important step in fulfilling the Foundation’s aims of bringing together leading scientists interested in quantum biology from around the world, which would ensure that this field of science finally reaches a critical mass and fulfills its destiny of answering some of the deepest questions about life itself,” Guy Foundation Chairman and Founder, Geoffrey Guy, said.

Interim dean of the Graduate School at Howard University, Dana A. Williams also made a statement:

“The Quantum Biology Lab is a wonderful example of what happens when researchers are free to collaborate and to think within and beyond their specific disciplines. As a research professor in the Graduate School, Dr. Kurian continues to bring exciting projects to Howard while also sharing with the world research that is informed by Howard’s uniqueness. I look forward to seeing how this award will continue to advance groundbreaking research Dr. Kurian and his team will initiate at Howard.”

This is the first time the United Kingdom-based Guy Foundation has awarded a grant to an institution that is not U.K.- based. It’s also the organization’s third scientific research project supported by the Guy Foundation since it’s establishment in 2018.

We can’t wait to see all that QBL accomplishes as they move toward utilizing the gift they’ve received under the direction of Dr. Kurian.