Dr. Chen receives DOD Idea Development Award
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Dr. Songhai Chen, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, has received an Idea Development award entitled: "Targeting G-Protein Signaling for the Therapeutics of Prostate Tumor Bone Metastases and the Associated Chronic Bone Pain" from the Department of Defense for 3 years beginning in July 2012. This project seeks to elucidate the role of G protein betagamma signaling in tumorigenesis and bone metastasis of prostate cancer as well as the associated bone cancer pain. This award will allow Dr. Chen to expand his current R01-funded research on the function of G protein signaling in leukocyte migration to exploring the potential of targeting G protein signaling for the therapeutics of prostate tumor. Collaborators on this grant include Drs. Durga Mohapatra and Donna Hammond.