|Grant ID: RR170062|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
California Institute of Technology
August 16, 2017
Children who are diagnosed with neuroblastoma — a cancer of the nervous system — usually have a poor prognosis, and only about 30% survive the disease longer than five years.
Now a researcher at Rice University is using a novel model organism, zebrafish, to study the developing nervous system and figure out how neuroblastoma originates. Knowing more about how the disease arises could lead to more successful treatments.
Rosa Uribe was recruited to the department of biochemistry and cell biology with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track award from CPRIT. She was a postdoctoral fellow in biology and biological engineering at the California Institute of Technology.