New Cancer Center Awards

Ian Whitehead, Ph.D.
Role: Principal Investigator
United States Department of Defense
W81XWH-10-1-0412
08/10/10-08/14/11

Title: "Regulation of Breast Cancer Cell Motility by Golgi Mediated Signaling"

This project examines the role of Golgi-localized small GTPases, and their regulatory partners, in breast tumor cell motility

Robert Wieder, M.D., Ph.D.
Role: Principal Investigator
United States Department of Defense
W81XWH-10-1-0372
07/01/10-05/31/12

Title: "Microfluidic flow retardation for tagless cancer cell analysis"

The goal of this project is to develop a tagless microfluidic detection system to determine the breast cancer cell surface protein repertoire responsible for metastasis to the lungs.

Harvey L Ozer, Ph.D.
Role: Principal Investigator
NIH - National Cancer Institute
T32CA134268-01A2
05/01/10-04/30/15

Title: "Interdisciplinary Training Program in Cancer Research"

Support of stipends for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows in interdisciplinary program

Harvey L Ozer, M.D. & Gwendolyn Mahon, Ph.D.
Role: Principal Investigators
NIH - National Cancer Institute
R25CA019536
08/01/10-07/31/15

Title: "Cancer Education Program for New Jersey Medical School"

Support of stipends for medical students following 1st year for 8 week program in lab or clinical research

Utz Herbig, Ph.D.
Role: Principal Investigator
NIH - National Cancer Institute
R01 CA136533-01A2
07/01/10-06/31/15

Title: "Tumor Suppression by Telomere Dysfunction Induced Senescence"

This study characterizes the contribution of Telomere Dysfunction-Induced cellular Senescence (TDIS) to suppressing cancer growth in humans.

Teresa Wood, Ph.D.
Role: Principal Investigator
United States Department of Defense
W81XWH-10-1-0678
08/15/10-09/14/11

Title: "TSC Regulates Oligodendroglial Differentiation and Myelination in the CNS"

The goal of this project is to test the hypothesis that critical aspects of neurological dysfunction in some forms of Tuberosclerosis Complex (TSC) are due to disruption of oligodendrocyte differentiation and the production of myelin.

Edouard Azzam, Ph.D.
Role: Principal Investigator
NIH - National Cancer Institute
P01 CA049062-19
08/01/10-07/31/15

Title: "Intercellular Communication and the Radiation-Induced Bystander Effect"

The project focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the role of intercellular communication in propagation of radiation-induced stressful effects; the outcome of the research may provide insight into potentiating the benefits of cancer radiotherapy by enhancing its killing effects and protecting against the propagation of damaging effects to healthy tissue.

Steven Levison, Ph.D.
Role: Principal Investigator
NIH - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
R01 HD052064-01A2
5/1/2010-4/31/2014

Title: "Glial Dysgenesis in the Injured Developing Brain"

The goal of this grant is to evaluate the roles of injury induced cytokines, especially TGFB1, in the aberrant differentiation of SVZ glial progenitors after neonatal H/I.