JULY 1, 2021
Grants Awarded

Extramurally funded research grants awarded to Rogel Cancer Center members

Program Key:
CB - Cancer Biology; CG - Cancer Genetics; CHI - Cancer Hematopoiesis and Immunology; DT - Developmental Therapeutics; HBO - Health Behavior and Outcomes; CEP - Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention; TACR - Translational and Clinical Research
In the Spotlight
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awarded two Rogel Cancer Center members:

Phillip Palmbos, M.D., Ph.D.: $600K for “Targeting TRIM29 to Reverse Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Resistance in Bladder Cancer” (CB)

Daniel Wahl, M.D., Ph.D.: $600K for “Targeting metabolic interactions in the glioblastoma microenvironment to overcome therapy resistance” (DT)

The American Cancer Society awarded Daniel Hertz, PharmD, Ph.D., $634K for “Nutrient Insufficiency and Peripheral Neuropathy Risk-Second Resubmission.” (TACR)
$100K+ Extramural Grants Awarded in March

Lynn Henry, M.D., Ph.D.: R21 ($350K) for "Inflammatory oxylipins and aromatase inhibitor toxicity in breast cancer" (CCPS)

Michael Green, M.D., Ph.D.: R21 ($257K) for “Targeting BUB 1 for radio- and immuno-sensitization of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC)” (CHI)

Zhen Xu, Ph.D.: R21 ($257K) for “Non-invasive transcranial histotripsy treatment in a murine primary malignant brain tumor model” (DT)

Other NIH

Ken Resnicow, Ph.D., and Erica Marsh, M.D.: R01 for “Community-Centered interventions for improved vaccine uptake for COVID (CIVIC)” (CCPS)

Rahasudha Kannan (mentor: Laurie McCauley, D.D.S., Ph.D.): F31 ($123K) for “Biomimetic apoptotic particles for macrophage-driven oral bone regeneration” (CB)

Other NIH

Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D.: $600K from the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation for "Metabolic therapies for DIPGs" (CG)

Isabelle Lombaert, Ph.D.: $175K from the American Cancer Society for “The role of neutrophil-derived nucleoprotein in tumor growth and metastasis” (CB)

Maria Castro, Ph.D., and Pedro Lowenstein, Ph.D.: $125K from the Ian's Friends Foundation for “Tumor targeting of nanoparticles as therapeutic siRNA carriers for pediatric high grade gliomas (phGG)” (CHI)

Internal Awards

Matthew Schipper, Ph.D.: $100K Rogel Cancer Center Catchment Area grant for "Validation of progression and toxicity biomarkers in lung cancer" (TACR)

Aaron Udager, M.D.: $100K Rogel Cancer Center Catchment Area grant for "Single cell analysis of intratumoral heterogeneity and neoadjuvant chemotherapy response in muscle-invasive bladder cancer" (TACR)

Debbie Chen, M.D.: $75K Rogel Cancer Center Discovery grant for “Disparities in access to cancer care for simulated patients with limited English proficiency” (CCPS)

Evan Keller, DVM, Ph.D.: $75K Rogel Cancer Center Discovery grant for “Evaluation of prostate biopsy spatial multiomics to improve grading accuracy” (CB)
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