Chemistry and Biochemistry

Targeting Tumors

Posted: May 11, 2022

Tsz-Yin Chan (PhD '20) ran experiments to discover the proteins that power and accelerate tumor growth in her first year in the Fritz B. Burns Cancer Research Laboratory. She was able to find a match in TNK1. While working with Christina Egbert ('22) and Dr. Joshua Andersen (BS '01), they further investigated this protein which led to the creation of a drug that targets it to stop tumor growth. Read more about TP-5809 and it how it brings us hope for the future by clicking here