Prabodh Kapoor, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
August 17, 2016
Nearly a fifth of all cancers contain the same genetic mutation, in a cellular complex that helps repair damage to DNA. This same mutation is common to all ovarian cancers.
It’s a defect in a complex inside cells that developed early in our evolutionary ancestry; so early that yeast cells contain the identical component. Now yeast are being used as a model organism to understand how this complex functions, as well as how it becomes impaired and fails to function correctly in cancer.
Prabodh Kapoor was recruited to join the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Smithville, where he was a postdoctoral fellow. His appointment is in the department of cellular and molecular biology. A First-Time Tenure Track Award from CPRIT was used to retain this talented investigator in Texas.