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Xiaolei Su Wins Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Cancer Research

May 18, 2023

Su wins Pershing Prize

Xiaolei Su, PhD, Assistant Professor of cell biology, has received a Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, which is awarded each year to cancer research scientists and physician-scientists based in the greater New York City area. The citation for the prize notes that "Su aims to create a new cell weapon that adapts better and lives longer in the tumor environment, thus providing a more effective immunotherapy targeting solid tumors. While immune T cells have historically been favored in cell therapies, utilizing mast cells—another type of immune cell that is found in tissues all through the body—may be more advantageous."

Submitted by C. Patrick Lusk on May 18, 2023