Dr. Neville Sanjana receives 2018 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award
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IMAGE: Neville Sanjana, PhD, is Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center, Assistant Professor of Biology, New York University, and Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU School… view more 

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NEW YORK, NY (March 23, 2018) – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science Translational Medicine have selected Neville Sanjana, PhD, Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center, Assistant Professor of Biology, New York University, and Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU School of Medicine, for its prestigious 2018 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award. This annual award, which recognizes early-career investigators who have performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research, was funded in 2013 by an endowment established through a generous bequest from Martin L. Wachtel.

Dr. Sanjana is one of only two recipients honored this year. His essay detailing the prize-winning work will be published in Science Translational Medicine in the summer of 2018.

Dr. Sanjana’s research focuses on better understanding the functional significance of different mutations in cancer and their impact on resistance to drug and immune therapies. In his lab, Dr. Sanjana develops new gene

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