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Christopher Vakoc, M.D., Ph.D.

July 1, 2013

Dr. Christopher Vakoc from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory received a V Scholar Grant from The V Foundation in 2012. Dr. Vakoc and his team have recently learned how to systematically disable individual genes in cancer cells by altering nucleic acids. This discovery will hopefully allow researchers to find specific vulnerabilities in these cells that may eventually lead to a cure for cancer. Read more about Dr. Vakoc and his team’s most recent discovery here.