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$4.96 Million CIRM Grant Awarded to Sanford Burnham Prebys to Help the Tiniest Patients

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded a $4.96 million grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys Professor Evan Y. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D. The funding will allow Snyder to complete pre-investigational new drug (IND)-enabling...
19-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sanford Burnham Prebys expands collaboration with Lilly to investigate immunological therapies

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced a three-year extension to its existing collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) to discover and develop immunological therapies. The goals of the agreement are to advance...
14-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Functional Hair Follicles Grown from Stem Cells

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have created natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a major scientific achievement that could revolutionize the hair growth industry. The findings...
25-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nutritional Cues Regulate Pancreatic Tumor’s “Cell Drinking”

Desperate for nutrients, rapidly growing pancreatic tumors resort to scavenging “fuel” through an alternative supply route, called macropinocytosis. Blocking this process, often described as “cellular drinking,” could lead to tumor-starving...
20-Jun-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ALS research reveals new treatment approach

New research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AML) has revealed that a protein called membralin plays a key role in the disease process. The study, published in Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggests that membralin-boosting gene therapy is a...
23-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Potential Targeted Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Identified

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have shown that a protein called BMI1 is a promising drug target for an AML subtype in which two normally separate genes, CALM and AF10, fuse together. The findings, published in Experimental Hematology,...
15-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Conquering Cancer’s Infamous KRAS Mutation

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys and PHusis Therapeutics have shown that a compound called PHT-7.3 shrinks KRAS-driven tumors in mice. In contrast to directly targeting mutant KRAS, the potential drug candidate targets the protein’s partner...
14-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Boosting Muscle Stem Cells to Treat Muscular Dystrophy and Aging Muscles

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have uncovered a molecular signaling pathway involving Stat3 and Fam3a proteins that regulates how muscle stem cells decide whether to self-renew or differentiate—an insight that could lead to muscle-boosting...
16-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sanford Burnham Prebys is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. For over 40 years, our research has produced breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology and children’s diseases, and is anchored by our NCI-designated cancer center and advanced drug discovery capabilities. For more information, visit us at or on Facebook at and on Twitter @SBPdiscovery.


  • Jerold Chun

    Professor & Senior VP- Neuroscience Drug Discovery

    Neuroscience, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease
  • Evan Snyder

    Professor & Director - Stem Cell Regenerative Med.

    Stem Cells, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson's Disease, ALS, Bipolar Disorder


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Vice President, Communications


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