Friday, July 15, 2011

Department of defense Ovarian cancer award proposal

My collaborator Prof. Alka Nanda Basu from UNT health Science Center and I go to the same Zumba class. Once while talking, we both discovered that we both are in science and could be potential collaborators. Alaka invited me to present my work at UNT and it was very well received. Since then we have been working together on few grants. One of grant proposal on OCRP from DOD got green signal and we are all set to write the full proposal. As exciting as this news is, another exciting news came from one of her summer students who worked on role of AMP activated Protein Kinase(AMPK) on cancer cells developing resistance to drug cisplatin. The hypothesis that led to a prestigious google award can be summarized as:
 AMPK inhibition may decrease cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer cells that are resistant to the drug.

More on google award can be found at google web site at:​ampkandcisplatinresistance/hom​e