Damon Runyon Researchers

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Archana Krishnamoorthy, PhD

Cancer initiation and progression stems from cell division errors that promote chromosome breakage and accumulation of mutations. Dr. Krishnamoorthy [HHMI Fellow] will use cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary approaches to provide insights into the fundamental question of how cell division shapes the cancer genome. Understanding the mechanisms of cancer genome complexity will help identify better diagnostics and treatments for cancers linked with high levels of genome alterations. Dr. Krishnamoorthy received her PhD from Vanderbilt University, Nashville and her MS from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro and her BS from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore. 


Project title: "Mechanisms of chromosome fragmentation generating chromothripsis"
Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): David S. Pellman, MD, and Johannes Walter, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Genome Maintenance