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Salk investigator receives 2012 Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation Career Development Award

Hu Cang

Hu Cang

Hu Cang, assistant professor in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation Career Development Award. Only one three-year grant is conferred annually, aiming to foster the development of a promising early career biomedical researcher and to help him or her make the transition to becoming an independent investigator.

Cang will receive Edwards Foundation funding to support his research project, "Developing a Single Molecule Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy to Image Intracellular Amyloidogenic Process," which seeks to design a unique lens system for optical microscopes that achieves the same resolution as electron microscopes.

The Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation was established in 1997 to provide financial support for basic research in the biomedical sciences. Funded by an endowment from the late Ray Edwards, the foundation supports a range of programs designed to train and support San Diego's future scientific leaders and provides much-needed resources for young researchers. The foundation has also provided funds to endow the Roger Guillemin and Francis Crick Nobel lecture series at the Salk.