$990,000 New Investigator Grant Awarded to Zhang

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy, was awarded a three-year, $990,000 New Investigator Award by Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California. (Photo by Isaac Mora)

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy, was awarded a three-year, $990,000 New Investigator Award by Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California.

His project is titled “Novel Immunotherapeutics for Cigarette-Smoking Associated Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” Funding for the grant comes from the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act (Proposition 56), passed by California voters in November 2016.