Grant ID RR230042
Awarded On August 16, 2023
Title Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Program CPRIT Scholar
Award Mechanism Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Michael Robertson
Cancer Sites Colorectal, Endocrine, Pancreas
Contracted Amount $2,000,000
Summary of Goals and Objectives

The goal of my research program is to develop next generation pharmaceuticals targeting membrane protein signaling and transport involved in cancer. Membrane proteins are crucial for many phases of tumorigenesis and secondary pathologies, yet many membrane protein classes remain underutilized as drug targets. In my previous work, I have demonstrated substantial expertise in developing technologies for structure based drug discovery, and developed a platform for combining computational methods and cryogenic electron microscopy to tackle even the most traditionally intractable membrane protein drug targets. In this proposal, I will develop novel oncology drugs with precision effects on membra...

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