|Grant ID: R1222|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
August 02, 2012
One of the hallmarks of cancer cells is their refusal to die. Researchers have found that not only do they circumvent normal end-of-life cell death, but they also dodge another type of immunogenic cell death, called “necroptosis.” A researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is trying to better understand this type of cell death, in an effort to figure out how to activate it to kill cancer.
Zhigao Wang was retained as a faculty member in 2012 at UT Southwestern, where he was a postdoctoral fellow, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT. He joined the faculty of the molecular biology department.