December 1, 2014
Darren Carpizo MD, PhD, has been selected as one the Harrington Discovery Institutes class of 2014 Scholars. Dr. Carpizo is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncology, at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Dr. Carpizo and his team are studying mutations of the gene TP53 in human cancer as a potential therapeutic target. The TP53 mutation, one of the most frequent mutations occurring in cancer, allows uncontrolled proliferation of cells, a hallmark of tumor formation.