The Career Enhancement Program will provide funding for investigators with outstanding research potential who wish to pursue careers in translational research in prostate cancer. Candidates will be either new investigators, with sufficient experience and demonstrated interest in prostate cancer research, or established investigators who wish to change their research direction into prostate cancer investigation. Applicants may be senior post-doctoral fellows with demonstrated interest and expertise, young investigators including new faculty recruitments, and established investigators. Three to four candidates will be selected for one year funding with the possibility of an additional year funding extension.
The UCLA SPORE in Prostate Cancer would like to congratulate all Career Enhancement Program awardees. These projects come from different departments across campus, and exemplify translational research.
Hans David Ulmert, MD, PhD
Project: Aldehyde Oxidase 1 (AXO1): A Novel Theranostic Target in Prostate Cancer
Ajit Divakaruni, PhD
Project: Targeting Mitochondrial Metabolism to Treat Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer
Chongyuan Luo, PhD
Project: Identification of Spatial Regulatory Heterogeneity in Multifocal Prostate Cancer Using Single-Nucleus Multi-Omics