American Cancer Society Pilot Grant Awardees 2023

The national chapter of the American Cancer Society (ACS) awarded Boston University a three-year Institutional Research Grant to encourage new investigators by providing pilot funds for cancer research. These funds make it possible for investigators to complete promising new projects and/or pursue novel ideas that will provide preliminary date for future grant applications from other agencies and programs. The BU-BMC Cancer Center is pleased to announce the 4 recipients of the ACS Pilot Grant Awards for the 2023 cycle. Each project will receive $50,000 in funding for a period of one year.

Daniel Dempsey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
“Chemical Approaches to Understand Protein Deubiquitination in Cancer”
Ruben Dries, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology
“Dissecting the Spatiotemporal Mechanisms Underlying Breast Cancer Progression”
Erica D. Pratt, PhD
Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
“Molecular Profiling of ctDNA in Pancreatic Cancer”
Pawel F. Przytycki, PhD
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences
“Network-based Algorithms for Identifying The Cell-State-Specific Effects of Non-Coding Somatic Mutations”