This honor strengthens my resolve to continue working toward the discovery of solutions that improve the quality and efficacy of care for cancer patients.
Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) May 01, 2015
OncoTAb, Inc., a University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) spin-out company, announced that Pinku Mukherjee, Ph.D. has received the O. Max Gardner Award, the UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor. Mukherjee received the award, which recognizes faculty contributions to humanity’s welfare, for her innovative research and development of cancer diagnostics and treatments.
“The O. Max Gardner Award represents a crowning moment in my scientific career,” said Mukherjee, OncoTAb Co-founder and Chief Science Officer. “I owe a great deal of my success to my team, colleagues and family for their unwavering support. This honor strengthens my resolve to continue working toward the discovery of solutions that improve the quality and efficacy of care for cancer patients.”
Mukherjee currently serves as the Irwin Belk Endowed Professor for Cancer Research at UNC Charlotte’s Department of Biological Sciences. Prior to founding OncoTAb, she spent more than 10 years working at the Mayo Clinic. During her 27 years of cancer research, Mukherjee has contributed to more than 100 peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. She is the sole inventor of the OncoTAb antibody, which has led to the development of early-detection blood tests for breast cancer.
“I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award than Dr. Mukherjee,” said OncoTAb CEO Rahul Puri. “Her resolute dedication to advancing cancer research and treatment truly exemplifies OncoTAb’s core values. Dr. Mukherjee’s work will leave a lasting impression on the entire medical community.”
Mukherjee serves on scientific review panels of the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and American Association of Cancer Research. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Immunology from University of London.
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About OncoTAb, Inc.
OncoTAb (http://www.oncotab.com) is a University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) spin-out that has licensed a patent-protected technology from the university. Its applications span the life cycle of cancer patients, from detecting and locating cancer to treatment and monitoring for recurrence. The company is gearing up for a pivotal clinical study of its blood test and is pursuing additional diagnostic, imaging, and therapeutic product development and commercialization in the cancer space.