Gowda awarded $330,000 St. Baldrick’s grant

HERSHEY, Pa. — Dr. Chandrika Gowda, assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, has received a St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar Award for her research project titled "Targeting Casein Kinase (CK2) oncogenic signaling in high-risk B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL)."

The three-to-five year, $330,000 grant supports Gowda and her mentor, Dr. Sinisa Dovat, in their study of a novel therapeutic approach for treating high-risk leukemia.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar Award is a highly competitive national peer-reviewed grant designed to encourage young physician scientists to pursue breakthrough research to cure childhood cancer.

In all, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation awarded 90 new grants totaling $23.5 million in its summer grant cycle to support pediatric cancer research.

Gowda also recently received the 2017 Young Investigator Award.

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Last Updated July 26, 2017