R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Program
The R.J. McElroy Trust in Waterloo is awarding up to 20
grants for student/faculty research projects at selected
ICF colleges and universities. This marks the 17th year
that the McElroy Trust has sponsored this program.
Under this research program, students develop close
apprentice-mentor relationships with professors who
often inspire them to pursue meaningful advanced study
after college or professional opportunities in business,
industry, education or government. Students and the
sponsoring faculty share the outcomes of their research
projects at an ICF-sponsored symposium each spring.
The studies funded by this program are truly remarkable.
In one such study last year, titled Co-localization of
Prohibitin and p53 after UV Radiation Treatment, results
from the study deviated from the predicted outcome.
Further research may result because the study made clear
that understanding prohibitin's nuclear role could lead to
vital information regarding breast cancer development
and treatment. Another of last year's grant recipients
studied an enzyme linked to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Surely R.J. McElroy never dreamt of the many ways his
trust would impact the lives of not only the young people
to which it is directed but also those who will benefit from