Basic Insights Award Recipients Announced
The Lurie Cancer Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Basic Insights Award.
Through the generous support of The H Foundation, the Basic Insights Award will support investigators in Lurie Cancer Center’s Basic Science Research Programs --Cancer Epigenetics & Nuclear Dynamics (CEND), Tumor Environment & Metastasis (TEAM), Membranes, Organelles & Metabolism (MOM), and Cancer & Physical Sciences (CAPS) -- on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.
The goal of this initiative is to move basic biology insights into more cancer-relevant systems through the collaboration of a PI from the Evanston campus with a PI from the Feinberg School of Medicine, along with access to the methods and materials necessary to conduct cutting-edge research. The award was established to facilitate new cancer-related grants and collaborative papers.
The award recipients and the focal point of their projects are:
Xiaomin Bao, PhD
June Robinson, MD
"Define BAF Dysregulation in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
Jack Henkin, PhD
C. David James, PhD
"Targeting Glioblastoma with PEDF-Derived Peptide NU-335 through LR67 Receptor”
Curt Horvath, PhD
Diana Nora Vaz Saleiro, PhD
"Interferon Regulation to Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy”
Ishwar Radhakrishnan, PhD
Dai Horiuchi, PhD
"Decoy Peptide-Based Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylase Complexes as Potential Therapeutics for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer”