2017 Research Like a Champion Winners Announced

Author: Laurie Gregory

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Congratulations to 3rd-year Ph.D. student Amanda Yamasaki who was a second round winner in the 2017 Research Like a Champion program. This was the most successful year for the program with the highest number of applicants and the most innovative projects.

The Research Like A Champion (RLAC) Program is a collaborative effort between the College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) to drive innovation in cancer research. Undergraduate and Graduate students from all colleges and departments are invited to submit proposals for innovative projects looking into the causes, detection, impact, treatment, and prevention of cancer.

Student: Amanda Yamasaki; biology

Project Title: Molecular Profiling to Derive Functional Hematopietic Stem Cells In Vitro

Mentor: Athanasia Panopoulos, Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Family Assistant Professor of Adult Stem Cell Research