I was a recipient of funding from the CRI to conduct my postdoctoral research and I am a yearly donor to this institute. I am very positive about the CRI and their mission because they get results. They understand the process of discovery and innovation well enough to invest in basic research of the immune system because the findings that come from such basic studies are the building blocks of translational research. And, they have the vision to support efforts to take key basic findings from the bench to the bedside. A key case in point is the development of the immunotherapeutic drug Ipilimumab, which the CRI helped advance, as a treatment for melanoma.
I and my extended group have been the recipients of a ”matching grant”, awarded jointly by the Cancer Research Institute and the Concern Foundation, Los Angeles, over several years. This grant was used to support the work of 10-15 fellows each year, working in the areas of cancer cell genetics, tumor virology and tumor immunology. This generous grant has given us an unparalleled opportunity to pursue the research with a dynamic group of research fellows, postdoctorals and guest investigators. With the help of this grant we could keep talented young researchers who would have been otherwise forced into industry or other applied work.
The Cancer Research Institute has my greater admiration for the highly efficient, non-bureaucratic, talent- and problem-oriented support that characterizes their fellowship program.
I was supported by CRI for my Postdoctoral fellowship, and it provided me a wonderful period to study and work in one of the best lab of cancer immunology in the world. The society of CRI also have been providing me a opportunity to communicate with great scientists. Annual meeting in NY always stimulates me a lot when I attend.
For the past 3 years, the Cancer Research Institute has supported a postdoctoral fellow in my laboratory. With federal funding for biomedical research in decline, much important research related to cancer (and literally any other human disease) could not be done without the dedicated and unwavering support from private non-profit organizations like the Cancer Research Institute. The high standards during the initial peer review of projects, the continued support and the annual meeting all provide outstanding opportunities for young investigators to learn and to network with other professionals in their fields.
the Cancer Research Institute not only funded my postdoctoral research in tumor immunology but inserted me into the perfect environment to start building my research career. Through their PhD, postdoctoral and new investigator awards programs plus their anual meetings, the CRI puts together an impressive group of scientists all with different expertises and ideas but at the same time all with the same general goal: to defeat cancer.
The caliber of the scientists involved in CRI is simply outstanding, and the fact that many times a year they are all put together in the same room to discuss failures and successes in our fight against cancer has definitively yielded promising results. This is the perfect environment to be inserted as a young investigator and I am really grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of this group of scientist. Most importantly, the network of scientists generated under CRI's umbrella is a permanent one, as investigators continue to interact and collaborate in cancer related projects for much longer than their CRI sponsored funding.
CRI is much more than a charity or funding agency, is truly an incubator for fantastic science, research and development.
The funding provided by CRI allowed me to support a wonderfully talented postdoctoral fellow from Africa to embark on an almost entirely unexplored area of research relevant to human infectious diseases, autoimmune disease and cancer. These studies open up an important new area of research specifically related to human immunology. Because of hard work and enthusiasm this fellow has made much additional progress on investigations related to the understanding of a spectrum of virus-associated cancers that occur word-wide, to autoimmune disease and tumor immunology; moreover this young scientist is now well on the way to an independent career. Without the constant support of CRI this would not have been possible.
I am an Immunology researcher and have received funding from the Cancer Research Institute for my laboratory. As a new investigator, the CRI funding allowed me to get my research started quickly and allowed me to get results allowing me to successfully compete for NIH funding for my research focused on immunology, inflammation and autoimmune disease.
I was a recipient of 3 year postdoctoral fellowship from CRI. I think CRI is playing a crucial role in supporting young scientists to develop their career. It role is very important for our future of science, particularly when public funding is affected by economic crisis and politics.
I received three years fellowship from CRI for my research at the university of Chicago. This fellowship helped us to start a very competitive project . CRI grants help many labs to fund important research works especially when other funding sources are affected due to economic crisis. CRI is doing a great job of providing stable fundings . This allows us to focus on our research. I appreciate CRI's commitment towards science. I am very proud of being a part of CRI community.