NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology on Wednesday received two National Institutes of Health grants of $10 million to establish a multidisciplinary research program in cancer nanotechnology.
Suming Nie, who holds a dual appointment as associate professor of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory Unversity and is director of cancer nanotechnology at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute, will serve as principal investigator.
The two institutions earned a five-year $7.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop nanoscale tools for linking molecular signatures to cancer behavior and clinical outcome. Additionally, they earned a four-year, $2.7 million grant to develop nanoscale probes for molecular and cellular imaging of cancer.
The funding is part of the new NIH Roadmap Initiative.