Pamela Kreeger, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is among a group of researchers to receive a 2014 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kreeger will receive funding of nearly $2.3 million. She has chosen to study factors that cause ovarian cancer cells to progress from their origin in a woman’s fallopian tube through the ovaries and on to metastatic sites.
Dr. Kreeger’s research will draw on her background in ovarian cancer biology, biomimetic culture development, and using systems biology models to analyze quantitative data. For a list of all recipients of the NIH 2014 Innovator Award, visit commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator/fundedresearch. ■