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Dr. Ethel Cesarman Receives 2017 Daedalus Fund for Innovation Award

Ethel Cesarman, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ethel Cesarman on receiving a 2017 Daedalus Fund for Innovation Award of $223,000 over two years.

The WCM Daedalus Fund for Innovation is designed to support work needed to transit important basic science discoveries into industry alliances.

Dr. Cesarman’s laboratory has discovered a nucleoside analogue, 6-ETI, which has activity against malignancies that express adenosine kinase (ADK). Dr. Cesarman will use the support from this award to establish the efficacy of 6-ETI in treating pancreatic and colon adenocarcinoma in pre-clinical mouse models. Proven efficacy in these models will make 6-ETI an attractive licensing target.

Congratulations, Dr. Cesarman!

Dr. Lars Westblade Receives Faculty Excellence Award

Lars Westblade, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lars Westblade on receiving the 2017 Faculty Excellence Award from the WCM Division of Infectious Diseases.  This annual award acknowledges a WCM faculty member who has been an outstanding teacher and/or has a compelling record of contributing to the professional development of infectious diseases fellows.  The awardee is chosen by the infectious disease fellows. 
 
Dr. Westblade was recognized as an inspiring teacher and also for his research mentorship of WCM infectious diseases fellows.
 
Congratulations, Dr. Westblade!

Drs. Greenblatt and Rickman Awarded Drug Discovery Grants

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Matthew Greenblatt and David Rickman, who were each awarded drug discovery grants from the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute (TDI) in partnership with the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.

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