Mesmer (Yanran) He 2014-2015 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar
How has being a Goldblatt Scholar supported your career in cancer biology?
I am grateful for the support of Goldblatt family during my graduate education. Being a Bernice Goldblatt Scholar allows me to fully dedicate to the exciting research I am doing that likely will bring light to some cancer patients without having to worry about financial problems. I am now in the laboratory of Hans Schreiber, MD, PhD. We are focusing on immunological approaches to treat cancer by targeting a novel class of cancer-specific antigens.
What are your career goals?
Having witnessed my beloved family members suffering from cancer, it has become my mission to advance the understanding and battle against this horrible disease. Upon completion of my doctoral studies, I would like to apply my expertise in cancer biology gained from my time at the University of Chicago to push forward the frontier of research or to establish, develop and foster collaborative relationships between basic research, clinical trials and drug companies.
"Thanks to the hard work, commitment, and compassion of scientists, researchers, and organizations like the Cancer Research Foundation, there is renewed hope for discovering better treatments and eventually a cure for cancer.
I commend all of you for your outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research. For five decades, your commitment to the crusade against cancer has given hope and comfort to people across the nation."
Former President of the United States
May 05, 1997