Category: Investigator Insights

Shengdar Tsai

Finding a path to discovery with Shengdar Tsai, PhD

Posted by Shengdar Tsai, PhD | Aug 29, 2023

Learn how Shengdar Q. Tsai, PhD, searches for new paths and discoveries in genome editing.

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Heather Mefford

Creating Supportive Spaces in Science with Heather Mefford, MD, PhD

Posted by Heather Mefford, MD, PhD | Jun 8, 2023

Heather Mefford, MD, PhD, knows the importance of being part of a supportive and inclusive culture. Learn how she creates supportive spaces for scientists at St. Jude.

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Brian Abraham, PhD

Investigator Insights: Conducting Computational Research with Brian Abraham, PhD

Posted by Brian Abraham, PhD | Apr 27, 2023

St. Jude scientist Brian Abraham, PhD, conducts computational research leveraging relationships and expertise to make discoveries. Read his story.

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Daniel Blair, PhD

Investigator Insights: Cultivating a Research Culture with Daniel Blair, PhD

Posted by Daniel Blair, PhD | Feb 14, 2023

Learn how Daniel Blair, PhD, is creating a laboratory research culture based on sincerity, kindness and the curiosity to ask pressing scientific questions.

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Lily Guenther, MD

Investigator Insights: Taking a Leap with Lily Guenther, MD

Posted by Lily Guenther, MD | Jan 5, 2023

Sometimes a scientist’s next step isn’t a step, but more of a career-defining leap. Early-career investigator Lily Guenther, MD, shares her experience of taking that leap and starting a laboratory at St. Jude.

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Donald P. Pinkel, MD

Donald P. Pinkel, MD

Posted by Elizabeth Jane Walker | Mar 14, 2022

Donald Pinkel, MD, the founding medical director of St. Jude, has died in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Rising Stars of Cancer Research lectures to bring fresh insights

Posted by Mary Powers | Oct 4, 2021

The Rising Stars of Cancer Research program is a new addition to the Science of Childhood Cancer lecture series. The program highlights the work of emerging leaders in the cancer research community.

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Walter Hughes sits at a desk early in his career

St. Jude mourns the death of infectious diseases pioneer Walter Hughes, MD

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Aug 13, 2021

Walter Hughes, MD, who established the St. Jude Department of Infectious Diseases and initiated pediatric AIDS research at the hospital, has died.

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Stronger Together

Connections with colleagues: A St. Jude pediatric psychologist has renewed appreciation for an overlooked benefit of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Posted by Elyse Heidelberg, PsyD | Jul 5, 2021

A pediatric psychologist expresses gratitude for interdisciplinary collaboration, which elevates patient care and provider well-being.

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Martine Roussel, PhD, stands for a portrait with her lab blurred out in the background.

Roussel’s early discovery shaped a career of cancer research

Posted by | Jun 7, 2021

Martine Roussel, PhD, faculty member and endowed chair in molecular oncogenesis, shares how early work on oncogenes led to her lab’s discovery of new oncogenes.

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