E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD: Adapting to the Changing Landscape of Cancer

Year Funded: 2014

E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD: Adapting to the Changing Landscape of Cancer

“Cancer is not a defined or fixed entity,” says E. Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, Mass.). “Cancer evolves,

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Maciej S. Lesniak, MD: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Year Funded: 2006

Maciek S. Lesniak, MD: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As an accomplished neurosurgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Ill.), Maciej S. Lesniak, MD , was frustrated. He and his colleagues were highly skilled and extremely knowledgable, yet despite their best efforts and state-of-the-art standards of care,

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Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD: Finding a Better Way

Year Funded: 2017

Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD: Finding a Better Way

When Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD, was a student in medical school, he watched his aunt lay in a coma for nearly a year, dying of glioblastoma. It was then that he realized that, as a physician,

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Joseph Glorioso, III: Turning Bad Guys into Good Guys

Year Funded: 2018

Joseph Glorioso, III: Turning Bad Guys into Good Guys

“I was originally trained as a virologist,” says Joseph Glorioso, III, MD, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Viruses naturally cause disease,

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Dr. Miguel Sena Esteves: Delivering Gene Therapy

Year Funded: 2005

Dr. Miguel Sena-Esteves: Taking an Engineering Approach to Biology

“I have no doubt that gene therapy is the path to a future of precision medicine,” says Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, Mass.). “Recent clinical trials show this unequivocally,

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