The Pleasure Cappel Young Investigator Award (JCYIA), given by Rockland Immunochemicals  to support early career childhood cancer researchers, was granted to two researchers in the form of a free-of-charge, custom, polyclonal antibody development project from Rockland. The two researchers had been also recipients of Alex’ s Lemonade Stand Basis (ALSF) Young Investigator grants, a foundation that presently funds over 650 pediatric cancer research projects.

Abhinav Dey, Ph. D., who received the JCYIA in 2015, is researching personalized treatments for pediatric brain tumors. Asen Bagashev, Ph. D., who obtained the JCYIA this year, is researching targeted therapies with regard to relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Both researchers obtained the ALSF grants at the ALSF Young Investigator Peak in Chicago in October.

In addition , Rockland is donating over $150, 000 in reagents for that projects of ALSF Young Investigator and ‘ A’ Award grantees with active grants.

The particular ALSF was named after Alexandra “ Alex” Scott (1996­ – 2004), who began selling lemonade from a stand in her front yard in Manchester, COMPUTERTOMOGRAFIE, to raise money for childhood cancer research. By the time associated with her death, she and others inspired by her acquired raised over $1 million.

The JCYIA, called in honor of former Rockland president and CEO Joy Cappel, is intended to foster research conducted by a promising post-doctoral fellow, graduate student, or young investigator performing analysis in the areas of oncology, nuclear signaling, developmental biology, epigenetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, signal transduction, or stem cellular technology.