Arnaud Augert, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine and member of Yale Cancer Center, has been named a V Scholar by the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation supports young tenure-track faculty by funding laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research.
This prestigious award supports innovative researchers with the most cutting-edge ideas on how to improve cancer diagnosis methods, prevent cancer recurrences, or defeat cancer. Given its highly competitive nature, grant recipients have an excellent reputation within the scientific community.
At Yale, Dr. Augert’s work is centered on building a multidisciplinary research program that combines cell biology, human and mouse genetics, and cutting-edge molecular biology to study small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and identify novel therapeutic approaches for this lethal form of lung cancer.
As a V Scholar, Dr. Augert and his team will dissect the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms underlying SCLC initiation and progression. The proposed work has the potential to improve the current understanding of SCLC biology and lead to more effective therapeutic strategies.