CSUN biology professor Jonathan Kelber, shown here with biology graduate student Yvess Adman (left) and biology graduate student Malachaia Hoover (right) was recently awarded a $1.46 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Photo by David J. Hawkins.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded California State University, Northridge biology professor Jonathan Kelber $1.46 million over the next four years to support his research group in their ongoing studies of the cancer “support wall” gene called PEAK1. His research has implications for future treatment diagnosis and treatment practices for breast and pancreatic cancer patients.
The grant, a Research Project Grant (R01)-equivalent, designated SC1 (or Research Advancement Award) by the NIH, is one of the largest research grants awarded to a CSUN faculty member. Kelber said the grant, which could be renewed for an additional four years, will play a crucial role in expanding his research program toward combating both early and late stage breast and pancreatic cancers – improving both diagnostic and treatment practices for patients.
Kelber is also a BUILD PODER faculty mentor.