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2019 IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Award Recipients Announced

The Lurie Cancer Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 IDP / Sherman Fairchild Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Awards. Funded by a generous donation from the IDP Foundation, including a generous supplementary donation from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, these awards will support innovative, team-driven, cancer research projects that are translational in nature, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative in design and conduct. It is anticipated that these awards will support projects that could evolve to SPORE or PO1 applications and, in some cases, large multi-PI R01s.

 The 2019 Award recipients are:


Isabelle Caroline Le Poole SonBinh Nguyen

“Melanoma Neoantigen Induction by Nanoparticulate Delivery of Monobenzone in Melanoma”


Isabelle Caroline Le Poole, PhD and SonBinh Nguyen, PhD

Nathan Gianneschi Bin Zhang

 “Protein-Like-Polymers for Cancer Immunotherapy: Brushing up Tumor Antigens” 


Nathan Gianneschi, PhD and Bin Zhang, PhD