Chapkin Lab is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Chapkin was awarded a $250,000 grant from The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). These funds will support the “Targeting Plasma Membrane Spatial Dynamics to Suppress Obesity-Induced Colon Cancer” project.
Research in the Chapkin lab focuses on dietary/microbial modulators related to the prevention of cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. Our central goal is to (1) understand cancer chemoprevention at a fundamental level, and (2) to test pharmaceutical agents in combination with dietary/microbial (countermeasures to the Western diet) to more effectively improve gut health and reduce systemic chronic inflammation.
CPRIT awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. For more on CPRIT awards at Texas A&M University, please view here.