Harper Cancer Research Postdoc Receives Highly Competitive Career Development Award From NIH/NCI

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Dr. Tyvette Hilliard, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Sharon Stack, Ann F. Dunne & Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute and Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry, has received a highly competitive 5-year K01 Research Career Development award from the NIH/NCI. Her project titled ‘The Impact of Maternal Obesity on the Reprogramming of the Metastatic Microenvironment’ will investigate how maternal obesity may influence the susceptibility of offspring to ovarian cancer metastasis. Tyvette is the first-ever K01 awardee from the University of Notre Dame.  The Harper Cancer Research Institute is happy to retain this highly promising young investigator as she begins her track record of independent federal funding here at Notre Dame.

Originally published by Valli Sarveswaran at graduateschool.nd.edu on August 01, 2017.