The award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research within UNC’s School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize.
Dr. Yue Xiong is one of two recipients of the 2011 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award (the other distinguished investigator receiving the award this year is Dr. Channing Der). The award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research within UNC’s School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize. The Battle Award fund is a permanent endowment held by The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. Hyman L. Battle (1896-1972) established the Battle Foundation in 1946. His grandfather, Kemp Plummer Battle was also an early president of UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Xiong is currently a Willian R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is an internationally recognized scientist working in the area of cancer and stem cell control and ubiquitin pathway. His seminal early discoveries and continuing investigation of cell cycle control, tumor suppression and the ubiquitin pathway have changed the way the world understands cancer causation. Furthermore, his exciting recent work on the alteration of cell metabolism and its consequences for epigenetic changes are resulting in the search for new cancer therapies.
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