Hsiang Ho, a biological chemistry doctoral student at UC Irvine, has received a 2008 Research Scholar Award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. Ho was awarded $10,000 to explore how enzymes that regulate tanning are involved with the progression of the deadly skin cancer. The awards, which began in 2006 for promising melanoma research at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, this year included graduate student researchers at comprehensive cancer centers across the country. Ho works in the laboratory of dermatology professor Dr. Anand Ganesan at UCI’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center