Kathryn E. Wellen, PhD
AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research

Kathryn E. Wellen, PhD

Professor of Cancer Biology
Investigator, Penn Epigenetics Institute
Vice Chair, Department of Cancer Biology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For instrumental contributions to delineating the fundamental links between cellular metabolism, epigenome regulation, and cancer onset and progression including her identification of the link between PI3K/AKT signaling and AKT-dependent ATP-citrate lyase phosphorylation, resulting in elevated histone acetylation and upregulation of cancer cell adhesion and migration genes.

The AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research was established by the AACR to recognize an early-career investigator for meritorious achievements in basic cancer research. The award is intended to recognize an individual who has not yet reached 46 years of age at the time of their award presentation.
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