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U of M professor awarded prestigious American Cancer Society research award

Congratulations to David Largaespada, Ph.D., professor in the departments of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and Pediatrics, for being awarded the prestigious American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Professor Award.

Largaespada, who has used the Sleeping Beauty transposon to identify and better understand cancer genes, is only the second University of Minnesota faculty member to receive the award.

Researchers interested in using this technology should contact the CTSI Office of Discovery and Translation. Several CTSI grant mechanisms, which are closed at this time, could be used to support projects using this technology. Please contact Sandra Wells, PhD, Assistant Director of the CTSI Office of Discovery and Translation at smwells@umn.edu to learn more about future funding cycles.

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