Chinnaiyan Lab PhD Students Receive Department of Defense Awards

By Elizabeth Walker | August 30 2017

Abhijit Parolia and Yajia Zhang, both MCP students in the laboratory of Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, have each been awarded Department of Defense awards for prostate cancer research.

The Prostate Cancer Research Program Early Investigator Research Awards will allow Yajia to study the characterization of AR regulated non-coding RNA in prostate cancer. Abhijit will explore the role of epigenetic modifiers and long non-coding RNAs in the progression of primary/localized prostate cancer to metastatic castration-resistant disease.