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The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund announces the 2017 recipients of its Young Investigator Awards which will provide $2,250,000 in charitable grants for research in the San Antonio, Texas area over the next three years.

The Young Investigator Awards, which provide each recipient $150,000 per year over three years ($450,000), are intended to support young scientists conducting medical research to find cures for cancer, heart disease, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, retinitis, and/or macular degeneration of the retina.

The following are the 2017 award recipients, along with their institutions and project titles:

Dr. Ann Griffith, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Novel Strategies to Boost T Cell Number and Function During and After Tumor Radiation and Chemotherapy

Dr. Zhijie Liu, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Targeting Enhancer Activation Machinery In Breast Cancer Hormone Resistance

Dr. Andrew Pickering, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
The Effect of TXNRD2 Augmentation on Heart Disease Outcomes

Dr. Gandadhara Reddy Sareddy, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Novel Epigenetic Therapy to Target Stemness and Therapy Resistance in Glioblastoma

Dr. Alexei Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Targeting Novel Cytokine Pathways in Colon Cancer


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