Joanna Gell, md

University of California Los Angeles

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