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Rockefeller University Researcher Awarded $1M Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Aug 09, 2013

Science researcher C. David Allis is head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics at Rockefeller University, and he has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Starr Cancer Consortium. As the leader of one of five cancer research teams from New York City based members of the consortium, Allis was one of 27 people to submit a grant application and a member of one of five collaborative cancer research teams selected as a winner. The Starr Cancer Consortium gave out a total of $5 million dollars over two years.

According to a Rockefeller University news article, "Allis is the principal investigator for a research project that aims to investigate how histone H3.3 mutations affect the epigenetic landscape to mediate the development of pediatric gliomas, a type of brain tumor. The goal of the study is to generate novel insight about pediatric gliomagenesis, streamline clinical translation of pediatric glioma treatment and identify novel therapeutic strategies."

The Starr Cancer Consortium was founded to support collaborative projects aimed at having a transforming impact on the understanding and treatment of cancer. The consortium seeks to encourage groundbreaking collaborations between participating institutions and use innovative approaches to drastically alter cancer research and diagnostic and therapeutic strategies as we know them.

“We are extremely grateful to The Starr Foundation for its generous and continued support of collaborative biomedical research in New York City,” said Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of Rockefeller University. “By harnessing the talent of the city’s leading scientific lights across multiple institutions, The Starr Cancer Consortium is poised to make progress in our understanding of the origins of cancer and, ultimately, its treatment.”


David Allis

C. David Allis

Image courtesy of Rockefeller University


Lab supplier working to increase life science sales leads and sell lab equipment will find that Rockefeller University has a wealth of research funding available. The NIH awarded Rockefeller University $70.1 million in 2012. This funding was distributed among a number of research projects across various departments at the university. The best-funded life science department was biology, which received 38 awards totaling $32.7 million. For a full list of departments receiving funding organized by department name, number of wards received and total funding awarded, please visit the NIH website.

In 2012, the NSF also awarded Rockefeller University $844,385 in research funding. In addition to receiving awards from the NIH and NSF, the NSF also ranked Rockefeller University 51st for total R&D expenditures in the life sciences in 2009. The total expenditures were $233.7 million. In 2011, the NIH ranked Rockefeller University 79th for direct plus indirect costs in the life sciences, excluding R&D expenditures and ARRA awards, making the total $65.4 million.

Given the research funding statistics, it’s clear that Rockefeller University is a well-funded market with a great deal of potential for lab suppliers working to increase life science sales leads and sell lab equipment. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites all lab suppliers to network with others in their field at our semiannual Rockefeller BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on October 2nd, 2013. Last year, our Rockefeller BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 398 attendees. Of those who came, 102 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 22 were lab managers. The visitors came from 28 different research buildings and 77 departments around campus.

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