Dr. Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta (Associate Professor, Genetics and Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) has received the 2022 Mark Foundation for Cancer Research “Emerging Leader Award” for her project titled “Reprogramming B cell fate and function in cancer”.
This three-year, $750,000 grant is one of seven grants made in 2022 to “promising early-career investigators for projects aimed at addressing unmet needs in cancer research. The Emerging Leader Award program empowers scientists to take on innovative, high-risk/high-reward projects that have significant potential to improve outcomes for cancer patients.”
About The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research actively partners with scientists to accelerate research that will transform the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The Mark Foundation fulfills its mission by supporting groundbreaking science carried out by individual investigators, multi-disciplinary teams, and inter-institutional collaborations in the United States, Europe, and across the globe. Recognizing the obstacles that prevent scientific advances from improving patient outcomes, The Mark Foundation maintains a nimble, high-impact approach to funding cancer research that bridges the gap between bench and bedside through grants and early-stage venture investments.