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Ranjan Receives President’s Fellows Award for Cancer Research

Friday, January 12 2018

ashish ranjan

Ashish Ranjan, BVSc, PhD, associate professor and Kerr Chair in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, received the 2018 President’s Fellows Faculty Research Award to investigate an innovative cancer treatment technology. The one-time $20,000 award will be used to cover the costs of research and personnel needed for his projects.

Ranjan has been studying device directed nanocarrier-mediated targeted drug delivery for decades. This particular award will help fund a project to investigate how focused ultrasound can be leveraged for activating nanoparticles to initiate immune-mediated clearance of malignant melanoma cells.

“Our lab is currently investigating a novel nanoparticle that is tailored to train the patient’s immune system to actively remove occult or hidden cancer cells,” said Ranjan. “This prestigious award will go a long way in helping generate important data for eventual clinical translation of our innovative technology. We are extremely grateful to the President’s Fellow Screening Committee for selecting our research project.”

For more information on Dr. Ranjan’s leading edge research, visit Nanomedicine and Targeted Therapy Laboratory.


Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu