Walther Advancing Basic Cancer (ABC) Research Grant-2013 Awardees

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ABC Research Grants are designed to stimulate novel multi-disciplinary integrative cancer research and seed collaborative interactions between scientific fields to yield data for a competitive extramural grant application at the completion of the 2-year award.  Funding:  $100,000/year for 2 years


Liposomal nanoparticles for Selective Anticancer Drug Delivery Targeting Vacuolar ATPase

Principal Investigators:  Paul Helquist, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (UND) and Basar Bilgicer, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (UND)

Co-Investigators:  Richard Taylor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry (UND); Olaf Wiest, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (UND); Jo Davisson, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology (Purdue)

Post-doctoral fellow:  to be named


Multidisciplinary Research Program in Photothermal Cancer Theranostics

Principal Investigators:  Bradley Smith, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (UND) and Scott Howard, Dept. of Electrical Engineering (UND)

Co-Investigators:  Haifeng Gao, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (UND)

Post-doctoral fellow:  Graeme Spence, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (UND)