Chief, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology; Principal Deputy Director
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Head, Signaling and Oncogenesis Section, National Cancer Institute
For consistent leadership in the cancer research community alongside significant research accomplishments including the discoveries that the retinoblastoma protein regulates cell cycle progression, thereby suppressing viral oncoprotein tumorigenesis; that p300/CBP functions as a viral oncoprotein; and that BRCA1 encodes a DNA repair, multiprotein and RNA binding, pro-epithelial differentiation tumor suppressive nuclear protein that in its wildtype form exhibits tumor suppressive properties.
The Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research was established in 2007 to recognize a champion of cancer research whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research have had a major impact on the field. Such achievements may include scientific contributions to the acceleration of progress against cancer, significant accomplishments associated with national or international awareness of the importance of cancer research, or other ways of demonstrating a sustained extraordinary commitment to cancer research. To learn more, please visit the press release.