California State University, Northridge, Professor Wins NIH Grant

Jonathan Kelber pic

Jonathan Kelber
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Since 2011, Stephen M. Timms has served as vice president of strategic programs for International Golden Group in Abu Dhabi. Stephen M. Timms holds a master of business administration from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), which recently announced that one of its professors has won an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH has awarded biology professor Jonathan Kelber $1.46 million to continue his research on PEAK1, a “support wall” gene. Kelber’s research has the potential to further the diagnosis and treatment of breast and pancreatic cancer.

For many years, Kelber has conducted research on the role of PEAK1 in cancer metastasis, which is the spread of cancer cells through the bloodstream to other areas of the body. Kelber and his fellow researchers at CSUN were the first researchers to demonstrate that the PEAK1 gene is pivotal during the initial phases of breast cancer metastasis. The NIH grant will allow Kelber to access resources and collaborate with other institutions, which in turn will give CSUN students the opportunity to learn new methods from other scientists.

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