The WM Keck Foundation announced this week the 2006 class of grant recipients under its distinguished young scholars in medical research program.
Among the winners is Amy Pasquinelli, a University of California, San Diego, researcher studying the role of microRNAs as regulators of biological pathways, as well as their role in cancer.
As a grant winner, Pasquinelli stands to receive up to $1 million to support her work over a five-year period.
Antisense drug developer Genta last week said that board member Jerome Groopman has resigned due to “personal health reasons.”
Groopman has served on Genta’s board since 2002.