Ut grant to train researchers
The University of Texas has received $2.5 million to train a new generation of cancer researchers. The university also received $527,974 for a study of how cancer cells live and die.
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded Jonathan Sessler, a professor of chemistry, and John DiGiovanni, a professor of pharmacy and nutritional sciences, $2.5 million to establish the UT Cancer Research Train- ing Program. The program will train all levels of students to work on the development of potential treatments and tools to diagnose cancer. They also will collaborate with researchers at UT’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the university announced Thursday.
In addition, Tanya Paull, a professor of molecular genetics and microbiology, received $527,974 to work on a protein in human cells that she and her colleagues discovered can sense oxidative stress, which is important in cancer biology because of its involvement in cell growth and death, according to a news release from UT.