2019 Early Career Life Scientist Award goes to Cigall Kadoch

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Cigall Kadoch

Cigall Kadoch

Cigall Kadoch, assistant professor of pediatric oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, will give the 2019 Early Career Life Scientist Lecture at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting this year. Kadoch is being recognized for opening new frontiers in cancer research through her discoveries of how mutations in chromatin remodeling complexes rewire cells and drive cancer.

“Cigall is a force of nature,” wrote Eric Lander, professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and president and founding director of the Broad Institute. “She is ambitious and extraordinary: She established her independent lab at the age of 27, becoming one of Harvard Medical School’s youngest-ever faculty appointments. Her elegant work combining biochemistry and cell biology to reveal the mechanisms of gene regulation driving human disease holds immense promise for designing new cancer therapeutics.”

The title of Kadoch’s talk is “Structure And Function Of Mammalian Swi/snf Chromatin Remodeling Complexes In Human Cancer.”  She will present on Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:35 pm during Minisymposium 9.

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