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2018 Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Innovation Research Award Recipients

The Lurie Cancer Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Innovation Research Awards.

Funded by a generous donation from Liz and Eric Lefkofsky and the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, the awards were established to provide Lurie Cancer Center investigators with the resources to conduct highly innovative cancer-relevant pilot studies that can serve as foundations for larger, nationally funded studies.  

Based on the outstanding progress made during her initial year of funding, one awardee from 2017 received funding to continue her project for a second year. Three additional investigators received 2018 Innovation Research Awards that will support new pilot projects.  

New Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Scholars

 

Elucidating the Role of Protein Aggregation and Amyloidogenesis in BAF-linked Tumorigenesis

Liming Li, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Marc Mendillo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine

How Circulating Tumor Cells Usurp the Leukocyte Transmigration Mechanism

William A. Muller, MD, PhD
Professor
Pathology
Feinberg School of Medicine

Renewed Liz & Eric Lefkofsky Scholar

 

Surrounded by Bad Neighbors: Do Keratinocyte “Cancerization Fields” Promote Melanoma Development

Kathleen J. Green, PhD
Associate Director, Basic Sciences Research
Lurie Cancer Center
Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr. Professor of Pathology and Toxicology
Feinberg School of Medicine
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