Eight researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine have received research grants designed to invest in high-risk, high-reward projects.
A group of five Penn scientists received the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award for a project focusing on cancer research, while three investigators received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for independent projects developed by early-career investigators.
Established in 2009, the Transformative Research Award promotes cross-cutting, interdisciplinary science and is open to individuals and teams of investigators who propose research that could potentially create or challenge existing paradigms.
Transformative Research Award recipients include:
- Donita Brady, Ph.D., the Harrison McCrea Dickson, M.D. and Clifford C. Baker, M.D. Presidential Associate Professor in Cancer Biology
- George Burslem, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Cancer Biology
- Luca Busino, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Cancer Biology
- Eric Witze, Ph.D., an associate professor of Cancer Biology
- Terence Gade, MD, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Radiology and Cancer Biology
New Innovator Award recipients include:
Chengcheng Jin, PhD, an assistant professor of Cancer Biology:
Bushra Raj, PhD, an assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Amelia Escolano, PhD, Wistar Institute assistant professor of Microbiology
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