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Johnson Cancer Research Center

2019-2020 Faculty Awardees

Fall 2019

CANCER RESEARCH COLLABORATION OF EXCELLENCE (formerly Center of Excellence) - SECOND-YEAR AWARD

($50,000/year for two years, totaling $100,000)

Pancreatic Cancer Research Collaboration of Excellence
Stefan Bossmann, Chemistry, Principal Investigator

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AWARDS

(Awarded: $142,500 - Requested: $255,909)

Katsura Asano, Biology ($23,000)
The role of eIF5-mimic protein (5MP) and non-AUG translation in cancer evolution

Ping Li, Chemistry ($21,000)
Unravelling carcinogenesis of OLA1 N-terminal methylation

Dong Lin, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering ($20,000)
Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Study based on 3D Printed Biomimetic Hydroxylapatite Structure with Hierarchical and Interconnected Porosity 

Jocelyn McDonald, Biology ($25,000)
Targeting adhesion proteins to inhibit collective tumor invasion

Nora Springer, Diagnostic Med/Path ($13,500)
Establishing the dog as a model of childhood obesity for cancer prevention research

Peter Sues, Chemistry ($25,000)
Expanding the Catalytic Toolbox for Cancer Drug Discovery - Developing Iron-Based Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

Govind Vediyappan, Biology ($15,000)
Decoding the inhibitory mechanism of Candida albicans-Streptococcus gordonii biofilms to prevent opportunistic infections in cancer patients.

FLOSSIE WEST BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AWARD

(Direct Gift $100,000)

Anna Zolkiewska, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Immunotherapies for Breast Cancer

EQUIPMENT AWARD

Om Prakash, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics ($35,000)
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machine

TRAVEL AWARD

Om Prakash, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics ($500)
Global Instittue of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kashipur, India and Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India

 

Spring 2020

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AWARDS

(Awarded: $67,700 - Requested: $190,560)

Masaaki Tamura, Anatomy & Physiology ($20,700)
Cancer-targeted dendritic cell-based immunotherapy with PD-L1 inhibitory peptide for the treatment of lung cancer

Brad Olson, Biology ($25,000)
RB-dependent cell cycle arrest in response to DNA damage via the ATM/ATR pathway

Christer Aakeroy, Chemistry ($12,000)
Exploring co-crystallization technologies for improving biopharmaceutical properties of anti-cancer drugs

Revathi Govind, Biology ($10,000)
Role of Sin regulators in Clostridioides difficile sporulation

FLOSSIE WEST BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AWARD

(Direct Gift $100,000)

Anna Zolkiewska, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Immunotherapies for Breast Cancer

EQUIPMENT AWARDS

(Awarded: $55,814 - Requested: $76,814) 

Cell Sorter, Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology ($40,000)

Michi Tobler, Biology ($8,000)
Cage Washer Repair

Ping Li, Chemistry ($7,814)
Partial support for Widefield Fluorescent Microscope Imager, Chemistry Fluorescent Microscope Core Facility

FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD

All travel canceled

 

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