Deanna Csomo McCool | August 6, 2020
Elizabeth Harper, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging that will fund the completion of her doctorate and up to four years of postdoctoral research.
Harper studies ovarian cancer metastasis in the laboratory of M. Sharon Stack, the Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of Harper Cancer Research Institute, and Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The relatively new grant, called the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00), funds outstanding doctoral candidates, and Harper has been the first student at Notre Dame to have been awarded one. The National Institute of Aging is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“I’m absolutely honored to have received this,” said Harper, who is not related to Mike and Josie Harper, benefactors of the Harper Cancer Research Institute. “When Sharon suggested that I apply for the grant, it felt impossible, but it was such a learning experience and amazing that I received it.”
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