Hershey scholar receives $459,000 cancer research fellowship

September 14, 2011

Yan Cheng, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Pharmacology at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, has been awarded $459,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense. His project titled “Targeting Energy Metabolic Pathways as Therapeutic Intervention for Breast Cancer,” is co-mentored by Jin-Ming, professor of pharmacology, and Harold Harvey, professor of medicine. Cheng joined Yang’s laboratory in June of 2009 following the completion of his doctoral training at the Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in China.

This year, there were more than 300 applications nationwide for these three-year awards and only 29 proposals were selected for funding. This represents the first Department of Defense postdoctoral cancer research fellowship awarded to Penn State. The submission of this application was assisted and supported by the Department of Pharmacology, the Cancer Institute, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Office of Research Affairs at the College of Medicine.

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