The Children’s Leukemia Research Association is an organization founded in 1965 that funds research focused on finding the causes and cures for leukemia and other blood-related disorders. Dr. David Reisman was awarded a grant to support his project titled "Mechanism of a p53 intron-encoded lncRNA in maintaining the undifferentiated and proliferative state of myeloid leukemia cells". A long non-coding RNA, lncRNAp53Int1, is encoded from the first intron of the p53 gene and appears to play a crucial role in maintaining the proliferative state of human myeloid leukemias. The goals of the project are to both identify cellular factors that participate in this activity and to begin to unravel the relevant signaling pathways the lncRNA participates in. Congrats David!