Carter J. Barger
Carter Barger

Carter J. Barger

Ph.D. in Cancer Research

NIH National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99 phase: 2016-2018)

The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition (F99/K00) Award supports outstanding Ph.D. and other research doctoral candidates to complete their dissertation research training (F99 phase) and transition in a timely manner to mentored, cancer-focused postdoctoral career development research positions (K00 phase). Carter Barger has been awarded an F99/K00 transition award for his project entitled “FOXM1-RHINO1 oncogenic axis in ovarian cancer.”  His research during the predoctoral (F99) phase of the project will define the independent and cooperative roles of FOXM1 and RHNO1 in cell cycle, replication stress, genomic instability, and cell fitness, and to determine the therapeutic potential of targeting these genes in high-grade serous carcinoma. The postdoctoral (K00) phase of the award will provide training to gain expertise in cancer genome analysis and functional validation of the findings using high-throughput approaches. Carter completed his dissertation research under the direction of Adam Karpf, Ph.D., in the Eppley Institute, receiving the Ph.D. degree in August 2018.