Eszter Boros named a 2020 Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Congratulations to Dr. Eszter Boros, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, was named a 2020 Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The fellowship supports scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care. Dr. Boros was nominated for the fellowship based on the commercial potential of her research, combining a radioactive targeted molecular probe and therapeutic that has the potential to provide pre-operative nuclear imaging and subsequent radiotherapeutic intervention for incurable prostate cancer.
This year, the Moore Foundation received nearly 200 nominations, from which five fellows were selected. Each fellow receives a total of $825,000 over three years to drive their invention forward, which includes $50,000 per year from their home institution as a commitment to these outstanding individuals.
Congratulations to Dr. Iwao Ojima and his team, Dr. Martin Kaczocha, Dr. Robert Rizzo (ICB&DD) and Dr. Lloyd Trotman (Cold Spring Harbor), who received a $4.2 million five- year grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Their project entitled “Development of the Next Generation of FABP5 Inhibitors to Treat Prostate Cancer” will investigate a specific fatty acid binding protein (FABP) inhibitors for the treatment of drug- resistant and metastatic prostate cancer, either by themselves or in combination with other therapeutics. Read more and SOM News
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