November 2020 News
Erik Lundquist (professor) received an NIH R01 research award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke entitled “Regulation of Directed Neuroblast Migration by the Extracellular Matrix and MAB-5/Hox”.
Dan Dixon (professor) was awarded a voucher from the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics to examine inflammation-associated exosomes.
Liang Xu (professor) received a Pilot Project Award from KU Cancer Center, entitled “Drug the Undruggable Musashi Oncoprotein by Fragment-based Drug Discovery”. Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) is a co-investigator on this project.
Three Molecular Biosciences faculty were selected for The University of Kansas Cancer Center 2020 Director’s Awards in recognition of “individuals who have significantly contributed to the Cancer Center’s mission of reducing the burden of cancer in our region.” Dan Dixon and Liang Xu received the William Jewell Team Science Award and Kristi Neufeld received the Director’s Mentoring Award. Dixon and Neufeld, who serve as Cancer Center program co-leaders each planned and moderated several sessions during KUCC research week, October 26-30.
Tom Hill (postdoc, Unckless lab) accepted a position as a Bioinformatics Analyst at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick in Frederick, Maryland. Congratulations Tom!