Researcher wins Institutional Research Grant from Cancer Society

July 07, 2016

Rodrigo Fernandez-Valdivia, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pathology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, has received an Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society.

The one-year, $30,000 grant will be used by Dr. Fernandez-Valdivia for his research project titled “Differential Genetic Labeling: A powerful tool for lineage analysis of stem cells.”

Dr. Fernandez-Valdivia’s research interests include breast cancer, mammary gland development, notch signaling and steroid hormone signaling.

The ACS grants are provided annually to researchers across all disciplines at Wayne State University. Scientists from various disciplines submitted a total of nine applications this year. The funds provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have national grant support. Investigators must be an assistant professor or equivalent and must be within six years of their first independent faculty appointment to be eligible for the grant.

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