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.