Jan 30, 2014

The American Cancer Society has awarded Professor Jorge Torres with the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant.

The American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants support innovative cancer research across a wide range of disciplines to meet critically important needs in the control of cancer. Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society  saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions to ensure presence in every community. 
 
Short Biography
 
Dr. Torres received his B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1998, where he conducted research under the mentorship of Dr. Eduardo Orias. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 2004 under the direction of Dr. Virginia A. Zakian. He conducted his postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Peter K. Jackson at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Genentech Inc. until 2009 when he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA.  Select Awards include the Basil O'Connor Award from the March of Dimes Foundation, V Scholar Award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and Cottrell Scholar Award by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.