Some recent good fortune for the Chapkin Lab in the past few months. We are pleased to report that a new NIH R21CA245456 grant “Diet and the colonic exfoliome: A novel, non-invasive approach to testing interventions in humans”, which leverages our novel non-invasive transcriptomics (exfoliomics) platform in relation to humans fed a chemoprotective diet, was funded in January, 2020.
The second piece of good new relates to the validation of our groundbreaking work on a membrane therapeutics approach to target cancer stem cells. Our NIH RO1 CA244359 grant, “Targeting plasma membrane spatial dynamics to suppress aberrant Wnt signaling” will also be funded. It received a priority score = 11, placing it in the 1st percentile! I believe that these efforts reflect the best work generated by the Chapkin lab to date, and we anticipate that our seminal discoveries in cancer biology, computational biology, disease prediction, and single cell analyses, will be highly cited in the years to come.