Dear colleagues and friends,
The past month has been filled with great news. On the science front, we are very proud of Dr. Nicholas Cosford’s major grant to pursue research on a potential treatment for substance abuse. Like many of the diseases we study at SBP, substance abuse disorders affect millions of Americans each year and impose tremendous costs on our society. Dr. Cosford will be leading a team to develop a new class of medicine that could help people suffering from cocaine and nicotine addiction.
SBP scientists also made important discoveries related to cancer, aging, and neurological disease. And Dr. Jamey Marth received a prestigious international award for his pioneering research linking specific carbohydrate molecules to diseases such as diabetes and lupus.
Finally, we hosted a number of annual Institute events, including the SBP Gala, SBP Postdoctoral Research Symposium and Fishman Fund Award Ceremony honoring outstanding postdoctoral scientists, and the 38th Annual SBP Scientific Symposium, which included a special tribute for our dear friend and benefactor Conrad Prebys.
We hope you enjoy this issue.
Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D.
Pauline and Stanley Foster Presidential Chair