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Dr. Kristin Anderson Receives Research Grant from Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

By January 16, 2019No Comments

Dr. Kristin Anderson, a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Philip Greenberg’s lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has received the Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award of $75,000 for one year from the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. The funding will support Anderson’s research in developing strategies to improve the ability of the immune system’s T cells to kill ovarian cancer.

Anderson is among 23 scientists from 14 medical centers across the nation to receive a total of $5.25 million in new OCRA funding. Anderson’s research focuses on developing molecular engineering strategies that improve the function, persistence and migration of genetically engineered anti-tumor cells. For this project, Anderson and her team are working to boost anti-tumor immune responses by genetically engineering large numbers of T cells that could better target cancer-associated proteins.