UConn researcher gets NIH funding re tumor growth

A researcher at the UConn School of Dental Medicine recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to further investigate cancer growth and progression.

Kshitiz, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will be using the funding to understand how the changes in HIF-1a, a protein which senses cellular response to oxygen, can affect cancer growth and metastasis, as well as identify the molecular mechanisms by which gene regulatory networks can decode varying signals to elicit specific transcriptional response. more