Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellows Announced

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellows Announced

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has announced fellowships totaling more than $3.3 million to sixteen postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country.

The Damon Runyon Fellowships provide $208,000 each to scientists conducting basic research and $248,000 each to physician-scientists over four years in support of innovative research, conducted under the direct supervision of a sponsoring scientist, on the causes, mechanisms, prevention of, and/or therapies for cancer.

This year's recipients include Layton Family fellow Yin Liu, who with her sponsor Mark A. Krasnow of Stanford University will examine how pulmonary sensory neurons recognize and respond to lung tumors and mediate lung cancer-associated clinical symptoms; Daniel E. Webster, who with his sponsor Louis M. Staudt of the National Cancer Institute will study oncogenic (tumor-suppressive) long non-coding RNAs in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma to uncover potential targets for cancer diagnosis or therapy; and HHMI fellow Sungwook Woo, who with his sponsor Peng Yin of Harvard University will use protein structures to illustrate the mechanisms of cancer-related processes.

For a complete list of the most recent cohort of Runyon fellows, visit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation website.

"Damon Runyon Foundation Grants Prestigious Fellowship Awards to 16 Top Young Scientists." Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Press Release 07/07/2014.