Dr. Tianhe Huang, MD, PhD, has been awarded a two-year Early Investigator Research Award from the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program for his project entitled “Targeting Distant Metastasis of Prostate Cancer by Disrupting Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition and Neutrophil Engagement”. With a longterm goal of preventing prostate cancer metastasis, Dr. Huang’s research will investigate the functional interplay between mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition and neutrophil activation to identify common regulatory nodes in pre-clinical models of prostate cancer. Dr. Huang is a post-doctoral research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Xin Lu, the John and Mary Jo Boler Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, Harper Cancer Research Institute. He is currently investigating both prostate cancer and von Hippel Lindau syndrome. Dr. Huang is co-mentored on this award by Dr. Liang Cheng, the Virgil Moon Professor of Pathology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.