Award for cancer research

CU Assistant Professor Hang (Hubert) Yin of the chemistry and biochemistry department has won a prestigious Kimmel Scholar Award from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research in Baltimore, the first such award received by a CU-Boulder scientist.

Yin’s work to improve the understanding of cellular membranes has possible implications for future treatment of adult and child cancers such as Burkitt’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

The $200,000 award began in July and will support Yin’s cancer-related research for two years. The award program aims to improve the basic understanding of cancer biology and to develop new methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Yin is developing highly selective molecular probes for membrane proteins, which have the potential to impact both basic science and clinically relevant cancer prevention and treatment.

(reporting by the CU Office of News Services)

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