Dr. Karchin receives NIH Funding for CRAVAT


Dr. Rachel Karchin, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and ICM core faculty member, recently received a U24 award from the National Cancer Institute for her proposal entitled “Informatics Tools for High-throughput Analysis of Cancer Mutations.” The award will fund the Cancer-Related Analysis of VAriants Toolkit (CRAVAT), an application previously developed by the Karchin lab for high-throughput computational analysis of cancer mutations. CRAVAT consists of algorithms, annotation resources and visualization technologies for the analysis of genomic variations identified in cancer sequencing studies. The goal of this five year project is to identify a very large number of mutations whose cancer relevance is not yet understood.

Congratulations, Dr. Karchin on this award and well wishes from ICM!

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