Molecular characterization and therapeutic targeting of Protein Kinase D2 in t(4;14) multiple myeloma

Basic Information

Funding Cycle : 2023-2024
Name : Raphael Szalat
Type of Award : Translational Research Award
Home Institution : Boston Medical Center


This project aims to molecularly characterize and target Protein Kinase D2 (PRKD2) in t(4;14) multiple myeloma (MM), a high-risk subgroup of MM with poor outcomes. Specific aims include validating the functional role of PRKD2 in MM cells through transcriptomic and epigenomic studies, and evaluating the therapeutic potential of targeting PRKD2 and its downstream pathways using in vitro and in vivo models. The project aims to identify novel therapeutic strategies for t(4;14) MM, potentially leading to clinical trials for new targeted therapies.

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