New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
December 12, 2018
Takeda and the New York Academy of Sciences 2019 Innovators in Science Award

In its second year, the Innovators in Science Award recognizes research excellence in Regenerative Medicine. Shruti Naik, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow '14-'17 and Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Breakthrough Scientist '17-'19) of New York University, received the Early-Career Scientist Award with a $200,000 grant. Her research focuses on the dynamic interactions between immune cells, epithelial cells and microbes in barrier tissues such as the skin, lungs and gut. Understanding these systems will contribute to therapeutic strategies for conditions such as psoriasis, chronic wounds and cancer.