WRITER: MELANIE LAVERMAN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
UI researcher receives American Cancer Society award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa College of Medicine researcher
has received a 1996-97 American Cancer Society seed grant award.
Dr. Robert C. Piper, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics,
was awarded $15,000 to continue his research on the role of cells' internal
membrane systems in the regulation of biological processes such as differentiation
and growth control.
The grant is awarded to junior faculty who are exploring new ideas related
to the cause, prevention, therapy and psychological aspects of cancer.
Piper received a bachelor's degree in biology from Reed College, Portland,
Ore., in 1985 and a doctorate in cell biology and molecular biology from
Washington University, St. Louis, in 1992. He did postdoctoral work at
Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Oregon before joining
the UI faculty in April 1997.