Dr. Hu Cang, Assistant Professor in the Wait Advanced Biophotonics Center at the Salk Institute, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2013-2015.
Dr. Cang's proposed research, Developing a Single Molecule Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy to Image Intracellular Amyloidogenic Process, seeks to design a new and unique lens system for optical microscopes that achieve the same resolution levels as that of an electron microscope.
Dr. George Sen, Assistant Professor in Medicine/Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2012-2014.
Dr. Sen's proposed research, Mapping the Methylome during Human Tumor Formation and the Development of Novel Methodologies to Comprehensively Map the Human Methylome, will allow systematic characterization of the changes in DNA methylation that occur during tumorigenesis in an inducible, in-vivo human tumor model.
Dr. Emily Troemel, Assistant Professor in Biology, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, San Diego, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2011-2013.
Dr. Troemel's proposed research, Host/Pathogen Interactions in a Simple Animal Host, will seek to elucidate novel innate immune pathways by using genetic methods to identify C. elegans defense pathways that are activated by bacterial infection, as well as the pathogen components that trigger these pathways.