Camila dos Santos (2016 RAF Scholar) and colleagues have found a potential target for killing breast cancer cells—a protein important for stem cell self-renewal.
Carl Nathan (1984 RAF Scholar and Scientific Advisory Committee member) has received the 2017 Heritage Healthcare Innovation Award.
Ronald Vale (1989 RAF Scholar) has won the Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine for the discovery of molecular motor proteins.
Joshua Mendell launched his research career with a junior high science fair project on DNA mutation rates in bacteria. A graduate student who worked with his father, Jerry Mendell, a neurologist at The Ohio State University, assisted him with his project and taught him the basics of molecular…
A study led by Alex Kentsis (2016 RAF Scholar) has yielded new insights into how a “jumping gene” contributes to pediatric cancers.
Growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, Elsa Flores was encouraged to follow her unflagging “curiosity about how things work.” Inspired by her father, an educator who studied biology and chemistry, Flores had always envisioned a career in science. But she felt uncertain about where to attend college—whether to…
2014 RAF Scholar Tuan Trang and his team have identified an existing anti-gout drug that can alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms in rodents.
Several Rita Allen Scholars have forged new approaches to studying parasite neurobiology, neural plasticity, spinal cord cells and persistent pain with support from the Foundation. To celebrate their achievements, we share these summaries as their multi-year awards conclude. Elissa Hallem, University of California, Los Angeles Project:…
1996 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar Li-Huei Tsai has received the Society for Neuroscience Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award.
2004 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar David Tuveson has been named Director of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Cancer Center.