Ph.D. student receives The Speaker Mike Hubbard Fellowship in Cancer Research

16 Jan

Farruk Kabir and Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard

The Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer in the College of Veterinary Medicine has awarded The Speaker Mike Hubbard Fellowship in Cancer Research at Auburn University to graduate student Farruk Kabir.

As the first Mike Hubbard Fellow in Cancer Research, Kabir will continue his research in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory studying the mutations that cause breast cancer.

“Mr. Kabir’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the advancement of genetic studies of breast cancer, focusing on defects in genes that normally suppress cancer cell growth and on recently discovered small regulatory RNA molecules that can also suppress cancer growth,” said AURIC Director Bruce Smith. “He is pursuing his work by studying breast cancer in dogs, a disease that is nearly identical to breast cancer in women.”

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