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Ryan DavisRyan T. Davis has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Gazzaniga Family Medical Research Award. The award, established with support from retired UCI cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Alan Gazzaniga, honors a graduate student with outstanding academic credentials and a promising biomedical study underway.  

Mr. Davis, a PhD candidate advised by Dr. Devon Lawson in the department of Physiology and Biophysics, exemplifies the selection criteria. Most notable are his impressive research and publications that focus on defining the molecular and metabolic mechanisms driving metastatic progression in breast cancer. It is his hope to develop novel therapeutic strategies to combat this debilitating disease.

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