Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Ludwig Center
Harvard Medical School
For her lifelong investigations dedicated to unraveling mechanisms of cancer initiation, progression, and drug resistance that contribute to human carcinogenesis, her isolation of the protein encoded by the src transforming gene of Rous sarcoma virus, and the use of three-dimensional culture conditions to reveal significant changes in the organization of normal tissue associated with cancer. Adamant in identifying vulnerabilities of tumor cells that can be targeted for therapeutic intervention, her work has provided invaluable insights into therapy resistance mechanisms and has led to the development of numerous strategies for overcoming drug resistance.
This award recognizes five prominent and influential female cancer researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding, prevention, and/or treatment of breast or any form of gynecologic cancer. To learn more, please visit the press release.