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Varda Rotter, PhD

Varda Rotter, PhD

Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel 

Class of 2022

Scientific Areas of Expertise: p53 Biology and Function, Molecular Biology, Tumor Suppressors

For unrivaled research efforts dedicated to understanding p53 biology including how this crucial protein, when mutated, contributes to the activation of specific target genes and oncogenic signaling pathways associated with tumor initiation, progression, and drug resistance; and for recent research focused on developing novel mutant p53-dependent small peptide therapies capable of modifying the confirmation of mutant p53 proteins into wild-type protein confirmations able to induce apoptosis.