Q&A: Chemical Biologist Ken Hsu to Use NSF CAREER Award to Fight Cancer

February 6, 2020 by seg2z@virginia.edu

Carter Center member, Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu, an assistant professor of chemistry, has earned one of the National Science Foundation’s coveted Early Career Development Program Awards, which support junior faculty members who perform outstanding research and are regarded as exceptional teachers.  Hsu uses chemistry to control biological systems, particularly to modify the immune system to become an active combatant against cancer. His work – understanding and controlling the inflammation response – spans the search for new non-addictive drug options for treating pain, to modifying immune cells so they can recognize and kill cancer cells.

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