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Dr. Apostolou Receives 2021 Emerging Leader Award from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

Dr. Effie Apostolou

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.