Bioscience

TGen fellow awarded $180,000 grant to help fight breast cancer

September 9, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: TGen] – The American Association for Cancer Research has awarded Dr. Timothy Whitsett, a post-doctoral fellow at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) a three-year $180,000 grant to study breast-tumor biology.

The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field.

“Being awarded an AACR Centennial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Research is truly an honor, and will allow me to conduct high-impact breast cancer research,” said Whitsett.

“The results of this fellowship should provide novel insights into the molecular mechanisms of estrogen-driven breast cancer, a disease affecting thousands of women. In addition, this fellowship is essential for building a strong foundation as a breast cancer researcher and allows me to pursue my research interests into the future,” he said.

Whitsett, who came to TGen in August of 2007, works in the lab of Dr. Suwon Kim, an investigator in TGen