Dr. David Chen was recently awarded the 2022 Young Investigator Award by the Cancer Research Foundation. The Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award is a $100,000 grant covering two years of work. It is meant to assist promising early career cancer scientist build a primary data set and lay the groundwork for much larger projects.
Dr. Chen’s research will compare the molecular characteristics of old and young skin cells in hopes of discovering what aspects of aging contribute to the development of skin cancer. This work could lead doctors to new ways to treat and prevent skin cancers.