LRF-funded Researcher Part of $10 Million New Innovator Award

Congratulations to Zhiqiang Qin, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans, who is part of a team of researchers that earned a five-year, $10 million New Innovator Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The grant will be used to study virus-induced cancers, including a type of lymphoma. Read more about the Award on the American Society of Hematology website. Information about Dr. Qin’s Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)-funded research can be found here. The project was titled Targeting Spingolipid Metabolism in AIDS-related Lymphomas and was funded in 2016.

The same article acknowledges Hui Feng, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, who earned a $792,000 award from the American Cancer Society. Dr. Feng was funded by the LRF in 2015. Read more about her award on the LRF website here.

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