|Dr. Neville Sanjana
It’s an exciting
time to be a young
scientist, as new
doors to scientific
their research on
made possible by
the latest genetic
and analytic tools.
“Early-career investigators are the
future of our institution and of biomedical
research,” said Dr. Tom Misteli, director
of NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, at the recent CCR Grand Rounds in Lipsett Amphitheater. “We have reached a point where we actually do understand many of the basic principles and mechanisms [underlying cancer] with sufficient detail, so we can use that knowledge to translate it to the clinic.”
Misteli introduced the two researchers who recently received the Martin & Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award, splitting the $25,000 prize from the Wachtel endowment. Dr. Neville Sanjana of New York University and the New York Genome Center and Dr. Omer Yilmaz of the Koch Institute for Integrated Cancer Research at MIT, who both teach biology, described their findings at the AAAS-sponsored Wachtel Lecture, co-hosted by NCI.