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Three USC researchers win $4.3 million in awards from California’s stem cell agency

Three scientists from Keck Medicine of USC have won grants exceeding $4.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for research that includes creating a temporary liver for patients, finding novel ways to treat immune disorders and blood diseases, and developing new animal models for heart failure, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The grants, …

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Better cancer treatments may lie ahead thanks to Yong (Tiger) Zhang and USC engineers

A USC School of Pharmacy-led team has engineered a new, faster way to make drugs that precisely target malignant cells – while leaving healthy tissue undamaged – that could lead the way to better treatments for numerous types of cancer. The drugs, called antibody-drug conjugates or ADCs, belong to a relatively new class in which …

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy, was awarded a three-year, $990,000 New Investigator Award by Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California. (Photo by Isaac Mora)

$990,000 New Investigator grant awarded to Yong (Tiger) Zhang

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy, was awarded a three-year, $990,000 New Investigator Award by Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California. His project is titled “Novel Immunotherapeutics for Cigarette-Smoking Associated Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” Funding for the grant comes from the California Healthcare, Research …

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, has been awarded a three-year, Career Development Award grant in the amount of $593,996 from the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

DOD grant awarded to Yong (Tiger) Zhang

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, was awarded a three-year, Career Development Award grant in the amount of $593,996 from the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for his project “Developing Novel Immunotherapeutics for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” Zhang is an assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at USC School of Pharmacy. Read more about …

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