2016 VeloSano Pilot Awards
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center 2016 VeloSano Pilot Awards, made possible by generous support from VeloSano Bike to Cure 2015.
Each awardee will receive $50,000 in seed funding to support the initiation of novel projects aligned with one or more of our seven Research Programs.
John Wang, PhD
Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences, CWRU and Co-Leader, Cancer Genetics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
"Develop HTS assay for screening GPT2 inhibitors to target PI3KCA-mutated colorectal cancers"
Julian Kim, MD, MS
Professor, Surgery, CWRU SOM and Division Chief, Surgical Oncology, UH Case Medical Center
"Development of intravenously injectable β-glucan treatment for regulating granulocytic myeloid-derived"
Analisa DiFeo, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Medical Sciences (Oncology), CWRU
"Targeting the cAMP-CREB1 axis to treat platinum resistant high-grade serious ovarian cancers"
Shigemi Matsuyama, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, CWRU/UH
"Development of new type of therapeutics selectively targeting Bax or Bak"
Huiping Liu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology, CWRU
"Identification of surface proteins required for internalization of therapeutic exosomes"