view my move to UC Davis as a tremendous opportunity," said
Kung, appointed this summer to be the basic science director at
the UC Davis Cancer Center. "It is a chance to bring the expertise
of my basic science laboratory together with the expertise of the
clinical researchers already working here."
he also brings," said Ralph deVere White, director of the cancer
center, "is his absolute recognition as an expert in the very
broad but critical area of signal transduction - the way that cells
are activated. His presence here will facilitate interaction with
a multitude of researchers throughout the campus.
through his leadership and collaboration with clinical scientists,
we will be able to build a truly world-class signal transduction
program that will be the linchpin for our cancer research."
elementary to the function of cells, signal transduction is no easy
concept to understand or explain. DeVere White, whose renowned research
into prostate cancer was among the main attractions that lured Kung
to UC Davis, likens the process of signal transduction to the traffic
control tower of a big-city airport. Signal transduction is the
process that directs the activity of every cell.
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