2021 LLSC-LLS Career Development Program – Special Fellow Grant

2021 LLSC-LLS Career Development Program – Special Fellow Grant

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (US), is pleased to announce the recipient of a 2021 CDP Special Fellow Award.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (US) offers career development awards to postdoctoral fellows and instructors, as well as early-career independent investigators, engaging in basic, translational, or clinical research to help understand and treat hematologic malignancies and relevant premalignant conditions.

 

 

Special Fellow Grant

Dr. Elvin Wagenblast

University Health
Network Toronto, Ontario

Modeling the Initiation and Progression of Down Syndrome Associated Leukemia using CRISPR/Cas9 at Single Cell Resolution

Leukemia is the most common cancer in children, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers. It is even more prevalent in children with Down syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality caused by a third copy of chromosome 21. In p...