Sun Pharma honours IIT Kanpur’s professor with Science Foundation Research Award-2021
Sun Pharma has honoured one of the professors, Dr Bushra Ateeq, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) Department, IIT Kanpur, with Science Foundation Research Award-2021 in the Medical Sciences- Basic Research category. The award carries a trophy, citation and a cash prize, a statement from Sun Pharma informed. The statement quoted Dr Ateeq as saying that this award is encouraging for the journey ahead in furthering her research.
It also notified that Dr Ateeq’s research interest involves exploration of the genetic and epigenetic changes that initiate cancer and its progression. She is also focussing on understanding the molecular events that drive cancer metastases and resistance towards chemotherapeutic drugs. Dr Ateeq and her team also have the distinction of undertaking a first-of-its-kind attempt in India of testing nearly 121 prostate cancer tissue samples and identifying several significant genetic alterations.