OCTOBER 31, 2019

Grants Awarded 

High impact grants awarded to Rogel Cancer Center members.
$100K+ Grants Awarded in October
Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD and Ganesh Palapattu, MD: P50 Renewal ($9.2M) “Michigan Prostate SPORE” (CG/TACR)
Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD and Lonnie Shea, PhD: R01 ($2.3M) “Identifying Intercellular Circuits Driving Cell Phenotypes within a Niche” (CB)
Chad Brenner, PhD, Leo Lei, DDS, PhD and Nouri Neamati, PhD: U01 ($3.8M) “Robust Immuno-Prevention Strategies for High-Risk Oral Epithelial Dysplasia” (TACR/CB/DT)
Other NIH
Joseph Decker (mentor- Lonnie Shea, PhD): NIBIB K01 ($492K) “Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Design Through Living Cell Systems Biology” (CB)
Lois Weisman, PhD: NIGMS R01 Renewal ($1.7M) “Regulation and Roles of Myosin V Interaction with Cargo” (CB)
Zhen Xu, PhD: NIBIB R01 ($2.4M) “Transcranial Magnetic Resonance Guided Histotripsy (tcMRgHt)” (DT)
Other External
Ajjai Alva, MD and Marcin Cieslik, PhD: $600K from the V Foundation for Cancer Research for “Large-Scale Discovery and Validation of Predictive Biomarkers for Immunotherapy across Cancers and Treatments” (CG/TACR)

Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD: $1.1M from the Prostate Cancer Foundation for “VA/PCF Precision Center of Excellence Award” (CG/TACR)

Steven Kregel (mentor Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD ): $225K Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation for “Employing Murine Models with Humanized Immune Systems to Study Therapeutic Approaches for Advanced Prostate Cancer” (CG/TACR)

Mukesh Nyati, PhD: $317K from MAIA Biotechnology, Inc. for “EGFR Dimer Inhibitor” (DT)

Max Wicha, MD: $250K from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for “Molecular Analysis of Breast Cancer Stem Cells at Single Cell Resolution” (CB)

Zhen Xu, PhD: $123K from the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation for “Transcranial Histotripsy for Treatment of Brain Tumors - Initial In vivo Pig Study” (DT)
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