Scripps Research chemical biologist Benjamin Cravatt, PhD, has received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award to support the development of advanced technologies for discovering and advancing new cancer targets and drugs.

Benjamin Cravatt
Benjamin Cravatt, PhD

The prestigious award, given to only a handful of scientists each year who have demonstrated particular promise and innovation in cancer research, will support the Cravatt laboratory with $7.8 million over seven years. 

“Having such a generous amount of funds for such an extended period is a huge opportunity and a huge relief, because it allows us to focus on the science—it’s a transformative opportunity for our research group,” says Cravatt, a professor and the Gilula Chair of Chemical Biology at Scripps Research.