Dr. Effie Apostolou, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, is one of seven early-career scientists in the U.S. to receive the prestigious 2021 Mark Foundation Award for Cancer Research. The awards are given to “promising early-career projects aimed at addressing unmet needs in cancer research.”
The Mark Foundation gives the Emerging Leader Awards in an effort to empower scientists who are pursuing innovative, high-risk/high-reward projects that have significant potential to improve outcomes for cancer patients. Dr. Apostolou will receive $250K per year over three years for a total of $750K. Her project is identifying and targeting 3D enhancer hubs that maintain cancer stem cell programs.