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Johnson Cancer Research Center

2020-2021 Faculty Awardees

Fall 2020

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AWARDS

(Awarded: $52,500 - Requested: $139,573)  

Zhilong Yang, Biology ($25,000)
A Combination of Asparaginase and Vaccinia Virus Oncolysis for the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Scott Fan, Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering ($25,000)
Metastasis-on-a-Chip: Electro-Microfluidic Manufacturing and 3D Cell Coculture for Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis

Alex Tung Memorial IRA for Embryonal Rhabdomysarcoma

Mark Weiss, Anatomy & Physiology ($2,500 for preliminary study)
Using Extracellular Vesicles to Detect Rhabdomyosarcoma: Evaluating Safety and Efficacy

FLOSSIE WEST BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AWARD

(Direct Gift $100,000)

Anna Zolkiewska, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Immunotherapies for Breast Cancer

Spring 2021

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AWARDS

(Awarded: $43,000 - Requested: $66,000)

Viktor Chikan, Chemistry ($18,000)
Pulse magnetic field induced drug release from hard silica magnetic rattle cages

Peter Sues, Chemistry ($25,000)
Designing new tools for cancer drug discovery: Iron Olefin metathesis catalysts

LINDERS FAMILY CANCER RESEARCH EXPANSION AWARDS

Stephanie Shames, Biology ($12,500)
Proteasome activator (PA)28ab as a therapeutic target for acute myeloid leukemia

Kalyani Pyaram, Biology ($7,500)
Role of anti-oxidant pathway proteins Keap1 and Nrf2 in anti-tumor effector functions of CD8+ T-cells

CANCER RESEARCH COLLABORATION OF EXCELLENCE (CRCE) AWARD

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

Tumor Microenvironment CRCE
Brad Behnke, Kinesiology, Principal Investigator
Investigators will study changes that occur in the tumor microenvironment in various situations, including when exposed to varying levels of radiation, oxygen and vitamin D.

 

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