Senior Fellow in Blum Laboratory Receives Melanoma Research Foundation Award
Victoria L. Crotzer, Ph.D., a senior fellow in the laboratory of Janice S. Blum, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Walther Oncology Center, and Indiana University Cancer Center, received a Career Development Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation with funding that began Jan. 1, 2007.
The overall goal of this proposal is to elucidate the role of lysosomal LAMP proteins and MHC class II molecules in enhancing immune cell destruction of human melanomas. Ultimately, results from this study will prove valuable in the development of new therapeutic strategies for targeting immune responses for tumor eradication.
The Melanoma Research Foundation is a national nonprofit health organization whose mission is (1) to fund research to find more effective treatments and a cure for melanoma, (2) to educate clinicians, related healthcare providers, patients and families about melanoma prevention and treatments, and (3) to advocate on behalf of the melanoma patient and scientific community. This two-year award supports young investigators initiating melanoma-related research projects. For more information about the Melanoma Research Foundation, visit http://www.melanoma.org/