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MSU Researcher One of Only Four to Receive Cancer Research Grant

Sophia Lunt

MSU’s Sophia Lunt is one of only four young investigators nationally to receive a 2016 NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research. Lunt’s research focuses on understanding the role of metabolism in supporting cancer proliferation, heterogeneity and metastasis.

The $450,000 grant will enable Lunt and her research team to elucidate metabolic pathways indispensable for pancreatic cancer growth, ultimately leading to the development of new combinatorial treatment strategies that she hopes will provide much-needed treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.

The relatively new AACR funding is geared to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators and is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not otherwise be funded through existing channels.

– excerpted from the College of Natural Science

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