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Tracy T. Chow, PhD

Dr. Chow studies the molecular basis of how cancer cells maintain the ability to divide indefinitely. In most human cancers, an enzyme named telomerase is crucial in maintaining chromosomal ends (or telomeres) to achieve immortality. She is exploring a novel mechanism for telomere maintenance, which could advance the development of improved therapeutics for glioblastoma and other cancers.

Project title: "Investigating and engineering non-canonical telomere maintenance mechanisms in human cells"
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Cell Biology