Po Hien Ear, PhD
University of Iowa

BTSI Grant

NANETS congratulates Po Hien Ear, PhD, of the University of Iowa, as the NANETS 2019 Basic/Translational Science Investigator (BTSI) Award recipient.

Dr. Ear received the grant for her proposal on Development of in vitro pre-clinical models for small bowel neuroendocrine tumor drug testing.

Dr. Ear's current capabilities support a promising future in the field of NET research. Dr. Ear has a unique background suited for discovering novel therapeutic agents for NETs because she has a profound understanding of cell cycle regulation and large scale-data analysis/integration. Her work has been published in numerous prestigious journals. She has 14 publications (five additional manuscripts in preparation) and three patents.

Dr. Ear’s research will utilize her expertise in proteomics and metabolomics to the field of neuroendocrine tumors. Bridging these fields will allow for the identification of new therapies for patients with neuroendocrine tumors and to better understand their mechanism of action.

The Basic/Translational Science Investigator (BTSI) Grant is funded by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF). The $100,000 BTSI Grant is administered over the course of two years. The NANETS Research Committee establishes the award criteria, reviews process and independently selects the recipient.