Department of Chemistry News

October 4, 2007

Daniel Chiu receives Life Sciences Discovery Fund Grant

Professor Daniel Chiu received a 2007 Life Sciences Discovery Fund Grant. The Life Sciences Discovery Fund was established in 2005 to support “innovative research in Washington State to promote life sciences competitiveness, enhance economic vitality, and improve health and health care.”

Chiu was one of six to receive the first-ever grants awarded by the LSDF. His $760,000 grant will be used to continue his project, “monitoring breast cancer metastasis and treatment efficacy.” Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in Washington. The research in this study is aimed at monitoring circulating tumor cells and tumor DNA in patient blood using a chip-based device, with the goal of developing a low-cost method for monitoring breast cancer prognosis, treatment efficacy, and early diagnosis.

For more information about Daniel Chiu and his research, please visit his faculty page or his research group website.