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The Novina lab is funded mostly by grants from the federal government, including the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. However, it is more challenging than ever to secure support for our research from these sources. Therefore, we are also seeking funding from alternate sources such as foundations, sponsored research agreements with industrial partners, and venture firms seeking to commercialize inventions in our lab. Additionally, we are very grateful to individual donors who are interested in supporting research in the Novina Lab.

Individual donors
To donate to support research in the Novina lab, please contact Julianne Deluca (, Novina Lab Grants Administrator or Andrea Hadfield (, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund.

Other ways to the support Novina Lab
Support our research into the causes and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors by donating to the NET team, called the NETWalkers Alliance for the Jimmy Fund Walk: Click Here to Register. Use Promo Code: CURENETNOW to get $5 off registration!

Thank you to our past funding partners and donors!

  • The Novina lab has been generously supported by the Cash Foundation, which is committed to developing technologies that could have impact on multiple cancers.
  • Our work with Dr. Matt Kulke to develop autologous T cell-based therapy for patients with neuroendocrine tumors was recently supported by the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation; a family foundation committed to supporting education, cancer research, archaeology in Israel and advocacy on behalf of Jewish causes and the Jewish state.
  • Dr. Novina’s Grant Administrator, Julianne DeLuca just completed the 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge. An excerpt from her PMC page is below:

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, I have the pleasure of working amongst the best Physicians and Scientists in the world. In my Department of Cancer Immunology & Virology, I am a grant manager for Dr. Carl Novina, a creative scientist who has shown great success at turning early stage data into larger programs supported by federal grants. He has devised a novel strategy to turn the immune system against cancers. Dr. Novina is currently working with my Mom’s Physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Matthew Kulke, to engineer the immune system to attack neuroendocrine tumors. With your help and support, I will donate all my PMC funds to Drs. Novina and Kulke in my Mom’s memory. My hope is that these funds will assist in the generation of preliminary data which will support larger federal grants to support the development of new therapies for neuroendocrine cancers. As Dr. Novina’s grant manager, I will be personally involved in the process of funding and administering the grants that start with this donation and could develop into a new therapy for neuroendocrine tumors.