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Dr. David Rickman receives a 3-year DOD Impact Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. David Rickman on receiving a 3-year $2M DOD Impact Award. He will share this award with his Co-PI, Dr. Himisha Beltran from the Department of Medicine. 

David Rickman, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

This award will support Dr. Rickman and Beltran's work in elucidating the mechanisms by which N-Myc promotes neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC) and in developing novel therapeutic agents to target N-Myc-dependent pathways critical for NEPC.

Congratulations, Drs. Rickman and Beltran!

Dr. Pengbo Zhou receives 5-year R01 from the NCI

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pengbo Zhou on receiving a $1.3M 5-year R01 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Pengbo Zhou, PhD Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

 

The focus of the study is to establish the mechanistic role of the CUL4B ubiquitin ligase in the pathogenesis of colon cancer.  Dr. Zhou will also identify small molecule inhibitors of CUL4B and test their efficacy in treating colon cancer.

Congratulations, Dr. Zhou!

Dr. Nancy Du Receives $1.3M NIH/NCI Grant

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nancy Du for receiving a 5-year $1.3M NIH/NCI grant entitled “Beyond Apoptosis, Bcl-xL in Tumor Metastasis.”

Nancy Du, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The focus of these studies will be to elucidate the cellular pathways that are regulated by Bcl-xL to promote cell migration and how the aberrant regulation of these pathways contributes to the formation of metastatic lesions in cancer.   

Congratulations, Dr. Du!

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