Congratulations to Flora Rutaganira!

Reconstructing the Emergence of Cancer at the Dawn of Multicellularity

What does early multicellular life teach us about the origins of cancer?

“Flora is using a nontraditional model system to understand the early origins of cancer-associated genes. What sets it apart is thinking about cancer as a process that may have a long evolutionary history. It is a bold conjecture and, if successful, her project could be a breakthrough in understanding cancer and cell proliferation control.”

— Devaki Bhaya, Ph.D.