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Liron Bar-Peled, PhD

High levels of oxidative stress are a hallmark of many cancers; while it has long been appreciated to be a major impediment to cancer proliferation, the molecular mechanisms underlying its role in this process remain poorly understood. Using cutting-edge proteomic techniques, Dr. Bar-Peled is investigating how cancer cells respond to oxidative stress and exploring the different signaling pathways required by cancer cells to reduce the oxidative stress burden. His research may provide therapeutic avenues for targeting certain lung cancers.

Project title: "Identification of redox vulnerabilities in genetically defined cancers"
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Award Program: Innovator
Cancer Type: Lung
Research Area: Chemical Biology