Siteman Researcher Receives $75,000 Young Investigator Grant

Jim Goodwin

David DeNardo, PhD

Dec. 11, 2012 – David DeNardo, PhD, a research associate member of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, has been awarded a $75,000 grant by the Cancer Research Foundation.

DeNardo is one of only six scientists this year to receive a Young Investigator Award from the foundation. The grants go to new faculty members whose research hasn’t received major independent funding but has the potential to attract it.

“I am grateful and encouraged by the support of the Cancer Research Foundation,” says DeNardo, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine. “These grants are investments in both the work of early-career researchers and in the health of future patients.”

DeNardo is studying how cancer cells circumvent the immune system’s attempts to fight the disease. His long-term goal is to develop more effective drug therapies.

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