Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
Committed to providing the highest quality care
Dedicated to advancing research
Training the next generation of academic leaders
Craig E. Eckfeldt, MD, PhD received an Equipment Grant from the University of Minnesota Foundation to support the purchase of a fluorescent inverted microscope with an integrated digital imaging system. Dr. Eckfeldt and researchers at the Masonic Cancer Center will use the fluorescent microscope to study live cells that have been genetically modified to express fluorescent proteins or are stained with fluorescent dyes. These studies will allow for a better understanding of cancer genetics, cancer signaling, and tumor immunology, with the goal of identifying novel druggable targets and ways to harness the immune system for cancer treatment. The University of Minnesota Foundation Equipment Grant is meant to provide funds to purchase equipment that is truly needed for cutting-edge medical research at the University of Minnesota and that will be shared by a large group of collaborative investigators.