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Three Professors Earn UC Cancer Funding

January 22, 2014

Three UC Merced faculty members received research funding from the University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee.

The recipients are professor Jennifer Manilay, $52,000, Matthew Meyer, $45,000, and Tao Ye, $50,000. All three are in the School of Natural Sciences.

The committee, made up of faculty members from all 10 campuses, reviews applications for scientific merit and relevance to combating cancer. The funding, from gifts and bequests to UC for cancer research, is awarded for applied clinical research and basic research.

The committee aims to use the funding to provide seed money for innovative approaches to battling cancer and to encourage research by assistant professors who are beginning their careers with UC.

Each year, the committee awards about 35 grants, and 64 percent of recipients have been able to later secure extramural awards for the research projects.