Swarnali Acharyya Named One of Four 2019 Schaefer Scholars

Swarnali Acharyya, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in the Institute for Cancer Genetics), has been named a 2019 Schaefer Research Scholar, together with three other researchers, for her remarkable study on identifying the mechanisms of brain metastasis which is a common, incurable complication of many cancers and is associated with a severe deterioration of cognitive and motor function. Understanding how cancer cells invade the brain and grow in its microenvironment is key for developing mechanism-based therapies that are effective against metastatic tumors.

The Schaefer Research Scholars Program Awards, made possible through a generous bequest from Dr. Ludwig Schaefer, are made annually to four research scientists who have distinguished themselves in the science of human physiology, as broadly defined and whose current work is of outstanding merit with significant academic distinction. Their proposed research must illuminate the field.

A reception honoring the 2019 Schaefer Research Scholars will be held on June 25, 2019 at 4:00-6:00 PM at Schaefer Awards Gallery at 650 West 168th Street, First Floor, New York City. 

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