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CRI scientist named Young Investigator on Melanoma Research Alliance award

By April 27, 2018May 2nd, 2018News

A University of Chicago team including the CRI’s Riyue Bao has been honored with a Team Science Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance. The Team Science Awards provide funding for multidisciplinary teams to carry out high-impact melanoma research with the potential to rapidly lead to clinical advances.

The PIs on the UChicago team are Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD; Jason Luke, MD; and Cathryn Nagler, PhD, with our own Research Assistant Professor and Manager of Bioinformatics Riyue Bao, PhD, named as Young Investigator. The award will support their continued work in investigating how the composition of patients’ gut microbiota mediates the efficacy of anti-PD-1 immunotherapy treatments for melanoma.