Big Ideas

Minkui Luo, Ph.D.

June 4, 2012

Dr. Minkui Luo of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute is a 2009 V Scholar Grant recipient and is now studying a protein called Methotransvase and the role it plays in ovarian cancer, leukemia and melanoma. Luo said The V Foundation’s support has allowed him to do high-risk/high-reward work.

Luo said the goal of his lab is developing a drug that can attack and slow the cancer cells, which could lead to a cure for cancer or other cancer-related diseases.