Grant ID RP210176
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title Early Clinical Investigator
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Early Clinical Investigator
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Moran Amit
Cancer Sites Head and Neck
Contracted Amount $1,499,042*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Dr. Amit is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he trained. He has published over 90 papers, mostly first authored, including articles in Nature, Nature Medicine, JNCI, and J Clin Oncol. His postdoctoral studies combined cancer biology, neuroscience, and cancer immunology to build a comprehensive research platform that includes in vivo immunobiology and human cancer neurobiology models to identify the mechanisms of immune plasticity in driving cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma. These efforts resulted in a first-authored publication that was featured on the cover of Nature. On top of his stellar...

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