NIH awards Eckerd College $747,000 grant to study cancer-fighting drugs
posted on 04/14/2014
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $747,000 to Eckerd College to fund computational modeling of how certain cancer-fighting drugs interact in the human body.
It is the first NIH grant ever awarded to Eckerd College. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joseph Larkin, Ph.D., will use the grant to develop methods to study boron-based pharmaceuticals that fight resistant cancers, such as pancreatic and ovarian cancers. The NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute K22 Career Development Award will fund three years of study, beginning this summer. Read more.