University of Charleston

Dr. Tamer Fandy, UC Pharmacy Department Chair Awarded $405,000 Grant


CHARLESTON, W.VA. – Dr. Tamer Fandy, Chair of the UC School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, was awarded $405,000 by the WV-INBRE (West Virginia Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) program to study the molecular changes associated with the development and progression of leukemia.

The award is for three years and aims to characterize the epigenetic changes in leukemia cells in collaboration with Professor A. Saad from Ohio State University, who will provide the leukemia and healthy bone marrow human samples. Fandy established an active research program in leukemia after completing a five-year postdoctoral fellowship in hematologic malignancies at Johns Hopkins University.

The mission of the WV-INBRE, as part of the NIH Institutional Development Award Program is to establish a consortium among selected institutions of higher education in West Virginia to enhance their capacity for educating and training their faculty and students in biomedical research.


Tamer Fandy

Tamer Fandy