(Vienna, 16 December 2020) Narendra Dhele, PhD student at the Institute for Immunology at MedUni Vienna, receives the Lady Tata International Award, a prestigious grant for his studies in the field of leukemia research.
At the Institute of Immunology it has been shown in recent years that the transcription factor MAZR has an important function in the development and function of T cells. In addition, published studies by other research groups have shown that MAZR also influences the development of different types of tumors. With the support of the Lady Tata International Award, Narendra Dhele will investigate the function of the transcription factor MAZR in B-cell lymphomas. The project is also a collaboration with the laboratory of Dagmar Stoiber-Sakaguchi (Karl Landsteiner Private University, Krems).
Narendra Dhele studied biotechnology at the Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth in Pune, India and has been a PhD student in Wilfried Ellmeier's laboratory at the Institute of Immunology since May 2017. His PhD thesis was also supported by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Integrated Training Network. His research focus for his dissertation is the analysis of the function of the transcription factor MAZR in T cells.
Via the Lady Tata Memorial Trust
The Lady Tata Memorial Trust was founded in April 1932 by Sir Dorabji Tata in memory of his wife, Lady Meherbai, who died of complications from leukemia. The Trust awards grants to support international research in the field of leukemia through a London-based International Scientific Advisory Committee. These awards are open to qualified researchers of all nationalities. Priority is given to those researchers who promote networking between various research institutions.