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Jindan Yu, MD, PhD, Receives Early Career Professor Award

Jindan Yu, MD, PhD, Receives Early Career Professor Award

Jindan Yu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is the winner of the fifth annual Early Career Professor Award from Agilent Technologies and will direct $100,000 in unrestricted research funding from Agilent.

A member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Yu’s research uses genomics and bioinformatics to better understand the progression of prostate cancer. Her aim is to develop novel prognostic/diagnostic tools and treatment strategies.

"It's always a great honor to have the work of a faculty member recognized, especially early in her career," said Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research at Northwestern. "The Office for Research congratulates Dr. Yu and thanks Agilent Technologies for awarding her this recognition."

The Agilent Early Career Professor Award is presented annually to recognize and encourage excellence in measurement research. It seeks to establish strong collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors early in their careers, as well as to underscore Agilent's role as a sponsor of university research. To qualify for the award, a professor must make significant contributions to the subset of cancer diagnostics aimed at multi-analyte tools for proteomic and/or genomic biomarkers in pathology. Yu has discovered several biomarkers associated with prostate cancer.

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(Last updated on May 13, 2013 )