McKegg and Patrone Win Grant for Chemistry Research

Phillip McKegg ’18 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry James Patrone were recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Mindlin Foundation’s Undergraduate Mentored Research Program for their proposal “Identification of Novel Hexokinase 2 Inhibitors”. The grant will allow the team to conduct research this spring as they work to identify selective enzyme inhibitors that may be used as tool compounds to study the effect of glycolysis inhibition on cancer cell lines.

The project builds upon their research supported through the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program last summer.