Gutian Xiao, PhD
Research Awards Nationwide Recipient (2014-2016)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Using Protein to Help Diagnose and Treat Lung Cancer
Lung cancer's high death rate is largely due to late diagnosis and the fact that lung cancer easily becomes resistant to chemotherapy. Research has shown that PDLIM2, a widely found protein molecule in the lungs, functions as a tumor suppressor and may also play a critical role in the response of lung cancer to chemotherapy. Dr. Xiao and team will seek to establish PDLIM2 as a diagnostic, and predictive biomarker of human lung cancer as well as a therapy for lung cancer.