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Apr 30

The Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to announce the 2009 Young Investigator Award winners.  Each scientist will recieve a grant of $75,000 to pursue the research project proposed. The Awardees are:

Mohan L. Gupta, Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago

"Defining the biological role of the Taxol-binding region on microtubules"

Justin P. Klein, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago

"Identification and uncoupling of immune evasion mechanisms in the hematological malignancies"

Sonia S. Kupfer, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Chicago

"Vitamin D metabolism genes and risk of colorectal cancer in African Americans"

Vani J. A. Konda, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Chicago

"In vivo and ex vivo assessments of colorectal tumorigenesis and response to EGFR blockade by endoscopic confocal and magnetic resonance imaging"

Peter A. Savage, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago

"Development and function of tumor-associated regulatory T cells"

Donald J. Vander Griend, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Urology, University of Chicago

"Function of the stem cell marker CD133 in the progression of castrate-resistant prostate cancer"