IC² Global Fellow Jonathan Sessler awarded $2.5M grant for cancer research

Jonathan SesslerResearchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received $2.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to train a new generation of cancer researchers.

Jonathan Sessler, professor of chemistry and IC² Global Fellow, and John DiGiovanni, professor of pharmacy and nutritional sciences, were awarded the grant to establish The University of Texas at Austin Cancer Research Training Program.

The program, which will be administered by the Texas Institute for Drug and Diagnostic Development (TI-3D), will focus on training undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral preclinical cancer researchers. The program’s more team-oriented approach to cancer education and research will lead to progress that might not be possible through the traditional single researcher model.

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July 1, 2010