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Drs. Aaron Hobbs and Angelina Vaseva, both postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of Dr. Channing J. Der, have been awarded three-year fellowship awards. Dr. Hobbs has been awarded a three-year NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award and Dr. Vaseva has been awarded a three-year American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Dr. Aaron Hobbs’ research project, titled “K-Ras mutant-specific vulnerabilities for novel pancreatic cancer therapies”, involves the search for the long-elusive anti-KRAS drug for pancreatic cancer treatment.

Dr. Angelina Vaseva’s project, entitled “Targeting Myc in Mutant KRAS-Dependent Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma,” will pursue the MYC oncogene as a novel direction to develop a novel therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer.