Grants & fellowships: summer 2015

Pharmaceutical Chemistry department members have received the following grants and fellowships between July and September 2015:

9/30/2015: Steven Altschuler's Convergence Scholar Award entitled, "The genetic, epigenetic, and immunological underpinnings of cancer evolution through treatment" was funded by The V Foundation. This award will be funded over a three-year period.

9/15/2015: The Food and Drug Administration has funded an award for which Brian Shoichet is the Co-PI entitled, "UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation." This project will run until 2017.

8/14/2015: Jim Wells was awarded a grant from Celgene entitled, "Recombinant Antibody Network (RAN) Research Collaboration—Antibodies in Cancer and Immunology." The project will run until 2018.

8/1/2015: Matt Jacobson is the Co-PI on a grant awarded by the National Institute of General Medicine entitled, "Mapping the conformational cycle of transmembrane transporters." This project will run until 2020.

7/28/2015: Bill DeGrado and Michael Grabe are Co-PIs on a project entitled, "A multi scale model of protein mediated changes in membrane morphology." This project will run until 2020.

7/1/2015: Pamela England was awarded funding from the American Heart Association for a project entitled, "Developing synthetic ligands for nuclear receptor LRH-1." This award will be funded for two years.

7/1/2015: Michelle Arkin received an award from The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine entitled "Small molecule tools and scale-up technologies to expand human umbilical cord blood stem and progenitor cells for clinical research use." The project will run until 2018.

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