2017 Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Innovation Research Award Recipients
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2017 Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Innovation Research Awards.
Funded by a generous donation from Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, 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 his initial year of funding, one awardee from 2016 received funding to continue his project for a second year. Three additional investigators received 2017 Innovation Research Awards that will support new pilot projects.
The new Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Scholars are:
Alfred George, PhD
Physiologic and genomic profiling of ion channels in human brain cancer
Kathleen Green, PhD
Surrounded by Bad Neighbors: Do Keratinocyte “Cancerization Fields” Promote Melanoma Development?
Steven Kosak, PhD
Regulatory Nuclear Translation at PML Bodies During Cellular Stress and Oncogenesis
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Scholar whose award was renewed for 2017 is:
Ali Shilatifard, PhD
Transcription Elongation Control in Cancer Therapeutics
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(Last updated on March 3, 2017 )