Dr. Neelam Mukerjee, who graduated from the Cellular and Structural Biology program (focus on Cancer Biology) in 2015, has just received the New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Award from Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
According to BCAN’s website, The New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Awards, support the development of outstanding early career research scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer. Each Young Investigator Award provides a $50,000 grant that supports one year of bladder cancer research.
The award was presented to Dr. Mukerjee for her research proposal, “Recombinant CCL2 as a Novel Treatment Strategy for Bladder Cancer.”
Dr. Mukerjee, a BCAN John Quale Travel Fellow in 2017, is a postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and her research is focused on studying how immune cells are recruited into the body environment.