Yehia Mechref

Yehia Mechref, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, received a $1.2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to study how breast cancer may metastasize to the brain.

Mechref is the first at Texas Tech to receive a grant under CPRIT's Individual Investigator Program. Only about 10 percent of the projects that apply for this grant are funded.