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Jung-Hyun Kim, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar working in Dr. Erin Ahn’s lab at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, will be granted a Lady Tata Memorial Trust International Award this month. The award is a highly competitive one-year $50,000 fellowship given to 10 postdocs worldwide to support their leukemia research. Lady Tata Awards have typically gone to candidates at top-tier cancer research institutions, such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and Dana Farber.
The Lady Tata Memorial Trust was established by Sir Dorabji Tata in April 1932 in memory of his wife, Lady Meherbai, who died of leukemia. For the International Award, detailed research proposals, as well as career plans of the applicants from all around the world, are reviewed by an International Scientific Advisory Committee based in London, United Kingdom.
Dr. Kim's research proposal is to study regulatory mechanisms of leukemia stem cells in mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL). He joined Dr. Ahn's lab in February 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2012 from Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea.
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