Researchers receive NSF grant to explore system theoretic approaches for cancer drug discovery

Oct 6th, 2016 | By | Category: FrontPage, In the News, News

BittnerDattaTwo researchers from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)-AgriLife Center for Bioinformatics and Genomic Systems Engineering (CBGSE) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will allow them to explore the use of system theoretic approaches to carry out cancer drug identification.

Dr. Michael Bittner’s (left) and Dr. Aniruddha Datta’s (right) grant, “Identification of Drug Targets and Their Validation in Cancer Therapy Design,” is a three-year, $400,000 grant. Their project proposes a novel approach to combine pathway information concerning cancer cell life and death along with data on modes of cell response to drugs to develop models that would allow the identification and validation of decisive modulators of cell death.

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