Joanna Gell, md

University of California Los Angeles

Utilizing Pluripotent Stem Cells to Evaluate the Role KIT and KRAS Play in Germ Cell Development and Tumorigenesis

Understanding how germ cell tumors arise is tricky since these tumors start very early in life; perhaps even in utero. A creative physician-scientist at UCLA.,Dr. Joanna Gell has helped developed a new way to study these tumors using stem cells. With a greater understanding of how these tumors form, new therapies to treat this cancer can be developed.

Awarded in 2018