Dr. Ling-Zhi Liu receives a five-year NIH K02 Research Grant Award from the National Institutes of Health

April 6, 2018

Dr. Ling-Zhi Liu

Dr. Ling-Zhi Liu received a five-year NIH K02 award entitled ‘New Mechanism of Arsenic Carcinogenesis’. This project is focused on understanding the role and mechanisms of pyruvate kinase muscle isozyme M2 (PKM2) signaling in arsenic-induced transformation, tumor growth and tumor angiogenesis. The long-term goal is to provide insights into novel molecular targets that drive arsenic-induced carcinogenesis, thereby allowing for the design of new therapeutic strategies.

The Independent Scientist Award (K02) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences provides five years of salary and supply support for newly independent scientists who have already secured an NIH R01 or R01-equivalent grant. The K02 award is intended to foster the development of outstanding scientists and enable them to expand their potential to make significant contributions to environmental health sciences research.