David C. Montrose, PhD, received a K22 Career Transition Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for his work in colon cancer prevention. The study will determine the contributions of exogenous and endogenous sources of serine to colon cancer development and evaluate whether limiting the availability of either or both of these sources is a valuable approach for colon cancer prevention.
David is currently an Instructor in the Department of Medicine at WCM. He was also awarded a 2-year grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation on a project on modulating the microbiota and metabolome for GI cancer prevention. While funded by the CTSC TL1 Training Award, David was mentored by Andrew Dannenberg, MD; Eric Pamer, MD; and Ruth Ley, PhD.
The CTSC TL1 Training Core Program supports early career development among pre- and early post-doctoral trainees by providing salary support, protected time, advanced degree training and practical skills necessary to conduct interdisciplinary Clinical and Translational Investigation in a team research environment.