Michael Erb, PhD, a Scripps Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award to support his research into identifying and developing drugs that target the transcriptional pathways supporting cancer cell survival. The Early Independence Award is given to junior scientists who quickly launch independent research careers, bypassing the traditional postdoctoral training period. Erb earned his doctoral degree in biological and biomedical sciences at Harvard in 2017. With this award, he will receive $250,000 toward the direct costs of his research per year for up to five years.
“My team and I are honored and excited to receive this award,” says Erb.