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LSU Health Shreveport postdoctoral fellow receives national Research Scholar Award from AUA

By BIZ Magazine - 

Praveen K. Jaiswal, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Shreveport, has received a prestigious Research Scholar Award for Mentored Prostate Cancer Research from the American Urological Association’s (AUA) Urology Care Foundation. Dr. Jaiswal’s award is one of only nine awards funded throughout the country for 2019-2021.

The award will help Dr. Jaiswal and the team of researchers led by Hari K. Koul, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Shreveport, to investigate a novel strategy to treat Castrate Resistant Prostrate Cancer (CPCR), which is responsible for over 30,000 deaths in the United States each year and for which there is currently no cure. This is a new and emerging area of cancer therapy being developed in Dr. Koul’s laboratory, and it will have a potential impact for managing the CRPC and therapy resistance. Dr. Jaiswal’s award will help to further explore how translational reprogramming in CRPC and therapy resistance can be targeted by inhibiting cap-dependent translation by modulating EIF4G1, a key component of translation initiation complex.

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