Gary S. Wood, MD, Johnson Professor and Chair of Dermatology, recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), a type of lymphoma found in skin tissue. The award, totaling $366,000, is to fund Dr. Wood’s investigation into the underlying genetic mechanisms responsible for overexpression of the enzyme c-CBL, which contributes to the progression of CTCL. This study also includes Department of Dermatology Scientist Jianqing Wu, MD, PhD, as a co-Investigator on the federal project.
Dr. Wood hopes that the research in this study will lead to an improved understanding of CTCL pathogenesis and new approaches to its treatment, as well as new therapies for other chronic skin diseases involving cutaneous T-cell infiltrates.
The study is funded by the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the NIH, and will span two years.