Jan Erzberger, Ph.D.
Jan Erzberger, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Biophysics

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR150074
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
ETH Zurich (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule)
Date Awarded: 
August 19, 2015
Grant Amount: 

One of the hallmarks of cancer is uncontrolled growth. But this growth depends on building blocks, proteins, that act as the structural and functional elements of cells. But to make more proteins, cells require more protein factories, or ribosomes.

A researcher in the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center biophysics department is discerning the mechanisms cells use to manufacture ribosomes. He hopes to figure out how to muck up the assembly line in order to stop cancer from reproducing. Jan Erzberger was recruited in 2015 from ETH Zürich, in Switzerland, where he was a senior research fellow, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT.

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