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Fighting the Big C

Martin LaFleur ’13 wants to cure cancer…and we believe he just might do it. A biomolecular science and biology double major, he has already worked with Professor Costel Darie to find novel prostate cancer biomarkers. In the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ intensive summer fellowship program, he investigated the mechanisms regulating the tumor suppressor TRIM3. Currently, he’s working in Professor Richard Partch’s lab on a nanoparticle to help avoid the drug resistance that often follows targeted cancer therapies. Thanks to The Clarkson Fund’s support of academics, Marty is on his way to big discoveries.

Marty LaFleur '13