Neuroscientist Focused on Brain Cancer Immunotherapy Awarded .8M Javits Prize

University of Michigan (UM) researcher Maria G. Castro, PhD, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award for work into how brain tumors impact the immune system. The $2.8 million prize provides up to seven years of research support. The Javits award, first authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1983, honors the late U.S. Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York, who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and strongly advocated for neurological research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is the federal agency behind the award, which funds research advancing an understanding of the central nervous system (CNS) and brain in the context of neurological disease. Nominees are usually chosen by either NINDS staff or the National Advisory NINDS Council. “It feels like my work has…


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