Baldwin Receives Support from Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Albert Baldwin
Albert Baldwin

Albert Baldwin, William Rand Kenan Professor of Biology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and associate director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received a one-year continuation grant from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

Baldwin is collaborating with a team of three other scientists from the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Pennsylvania. Their $240,000 grant is titled “HER Family Kinases and Oncogene Addiction in Brain Cancer.”

Baldwin’s work is focused on a family of proteins called EGFR, with an emphasis on blocking its signaling to inhibit cancer growth. Specifically he is studying the signaling of a protein called NF-kappa B found in cancers driven by EGFR signaling.

The Samuel Waxman Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. Through its collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tolls to speed the pace of cancer research.