News & Announcements
to Meara for her presentation during the Virtual Student Research
Conference! Meara has been conducting her Honors College Undergraduate
Research in the lab since the spring of 2018. She has received two
research awards to support her research. We look forward to her
completing her Thesis work in 2021! See Meara's poster here.
The Cunniff Lab recently received funding from the Butler Family Foundation (managed by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region) to investigate malignant mesothelioma tumor profiles that may predict sensitivity to therapies currently being developed in the Cunniff Lab, with support from RS Oncology. Malignant mesothelioma is a devastating disease that has no cure and is one of the most difficult tumors to treat. RS Oncology, in collaboration with the Cunniff Lab, is developing a therapeutic approach utilizing a novel mechanism of action that has shown promising pre-clinical activity.
This generous gift from the Butler Family will help to identify patients who are most likely to respond to current and new therapies under development. We are very thankful to the Butler Family for their generous support!
“Brian attended the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress in Barcelona, Spain with members of Paredox Therapeutics (George Naumov, COO and Jarrett Duncan, CEO) to announce a partnership with Azierta Scientific Consulting for co-development of Paredox’s novel therapeutic (PER-016) targeting mitochondrial oxidative stress signaling pathways in ovarian cancer. Pre-clinical data supporting the development of this therapeutic approach originated with work from Dr. Heintz and Cunniff and is ongoing in the Cunniff Lab.”
“This innovative partnership will allow us to expand into additional indications currently outside of our corporate strategy. This will ultimately speed up the process of reaching as many patients as possible sooner than anticipated with our exciting and potentially life-changing therapy,” stated Jarrett Duncan, CEO of Paredox. (Oct. 2019)
Alshaabi H, Heininger M, Cunniff B.
J Biochem. 2019 Jul 29.