Dr. Timothy Trotter, Postdoctoral scholar, has received the Elena Baltacha Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the American Cancer Society.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship award supports the training of researchers with a doctoral degree in order to provide the recipient initial funding leading to a career in cancer research. This award will support Dr. Trotter’s research project titled “Investigating the Adaptive Immune Response to Dormant Tumor Cells.”
“This project aims to determine if dormant tumor cells can be specifically targeted by the adaptive immune system before eventually causing metastatic recurrence,” says Dr. Trotter. “This fellowship is greatly important to both the short- and long-term success of my research. It provides three years of funding for this project which allows me to pursue these clinically important questions which could lay the foundation for my career as an independent scientist.”