Predoctoral trainees Sarah Welsh and Joseph Zundell are the recipients of the annual Monica H. M. Shander Memorial Fellowship Award for outstanding predoctoral research.
This year, the Committee has voted unanimously to split the award between both candidates in recognition of their ability and accomplishments.
Welsh, a member of the Gardini lab, studies basic mechanisms of RNA transcription that regulate how our genes are expressed. She focuses on a protein complex called Integrator and her work could reveal new targets for cancer therapy.
Working in the Zhang lab, Zundell is researching new combination therapies for a type of ovarian cancer with mutations in the ARID1A gene, a disease for which treatment options are currently limited.