Professor Sanjay Singh, Division of Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive the Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Fellowship for the year 2016 by the Japan National Committee for Union for International Cancer and Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. Ltd., Japan. This study grant provides an opportunity to advance cancer research through international collaboration and bilateral cancer research projects with leading cancer investigators. This fellowship is highly competitive and only eight leading cancer investigators from all over the world are chosen every year. Dr. Avram Hershko, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in the year 2004, was awarded this fellowship in 2000.
Professor Singh will explore novel approaches based on “Chemiluminescence Activated Resonance Energy Transfer” for diagnoses and phenotyping of a wide range of cancers. He will pursue his research in collaboration with Dr. David Cormode at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA, in summer of 2017.