Schmitthenner, Ferran, and Sweet win grant

Hans Schmitthenner, research faculty in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science and principal investigator, with co-PIs Maureen Ferran and Hyla Sweet, associate professors in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, were awarded an R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Services titled “Molecularly Targeted Probes for Photodynamic Therapy and Imaging of Breast Cancer.” The $457,717 grant supports the discovery and development of a targeted agent with two dyes that can both image and treat breast cancer by photodynamic therapy. Collaborators include Regine Choe and Timothy Baran of the University of Rochester.