Jason Burke, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Cal State San Bernardino, has received a $440,000 research grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The four-year grant will be used to train undergraduate students in laboratory techniques, including gene engineering, recombinant protein expression and purification, and protein X-ray crystallography, according to a statement on the university’s website.
The goal is to identify mutations that happen in tumors.
“As a result of this research, we will achieve a more sophisticated understanding of the molecular basis of cancers,” Burke said in the statement. “It is our hope that this research will enable future efforts to identify novel therapeutics to treat cancers.”
Last year, Burke was one of four recipients of a CNS Summer Research Fellowship.
Burke was one of four recipients of a 2019 Summer Research Fellowship given out by the College of Natural Sciences. He was also a faculty mentor and juror for the ninth annual Student Research Symposium: Meeting of the Minds, which was held in May by Cal State San Bernardino’s Office of Student Research.