Faculty awarded 2024 ACS seed grant through Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Four early-career scientists have each been awarded a one-year, $40,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant through University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

These seed grants help junior faculty members and independent research scientists start their careers in cancer research, and provide funds to explore new ideas related to the cause, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

New grant recipients

Po Hien Ear, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Project: Role of RABLaA pathway on serotonin signaling in NETs

Jessica Gorzelitz, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Physiology

Project: The effect of combined aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises on structural and functional cardiovascular adaptations in endometrial cancer survivors

Erin Talbert, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Physiology

Project: Obesity-associated increases in circulating myostatin in cancer cachexia

Ryan Zander, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Project: Regulation of T cell exhaustion by Plac8

Back to News