Three GSA members have been named by the Damon Ruyon Cancer Research Foundation as Damon Runyon Fellows. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country.
Lacy J. Barton, PhD (project)
Sponsor, Ruth Lehmann, PhD
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
GENETICS Author, 2014
Gina V. Caldas, PhD (project)
Sponsor, Craig C. Mello, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tera C. Levin, PhD (HHMI Fellow)
Sponsor, Harmit C. Malik, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Damon Runyon Fellowship encourages the nation’s most promising young scientists to pursue careers in cancer research by providing them with independent funding ($208,000 each for basic scientists) to work on innovative projects.