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Cancer Research Coordinating Committee funds Professor Ozkan's study

Cancer Research Coordinating Committee funds Professor Ozkan's study
Mihri Ozkan, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, has received a one-year seed grant from the University of California's Cancer Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC). Dr. Ozkan has explored nanoscale assembly of inorganic carbon nanotubes and quantum dots (QDs) with icosahedral Cow Pea Mosaic Virus (CPMV) to produce an array of hybrid structures. The CRCC funds will allow her to extend this study to provide a potent delivery system capable of receptor targeting and simultaneous detection, with reduced drug toxicity by minimizing dosage requirements in cancer therapy. Dr. Ozkan has a highly interdisciplinary background including materials science, bioengineering and electrical engineering. The CRCC grant funding is derived entirely from the annual income generated by some 35-40 accounts established as endowments by private donors to the University of California for the purpose of supporting cancer research.
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