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New Investigators Join CSHL

This fall, the Lab welcomes six new faculty members. They’re a diverse group – a mix of junior and senior investigators, with research spanning across Biology. Want to know a little more? We’ve featured brief profiles all week. So look back for more!

Research Assistant Professor Scott Lyons, Cancer

CSHL Research Assistant Professor Scott Lyon

Where are you from?

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and The University of Cambridge

 

What do you study?

I develop new ways to model and non-invasively image cancer in preclinical models.  The cliché states that “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but this combination of technologies really is a powerful way to look at factors that cause cancer to develop, as well as to assess how new experimental therapies work before being tested in the clinic.

What motivates you?

Both directly and indirectly, cancer affects the lives of so many people across the globe.  We need better treatments.

 

What most excites you about CSHL?

I think there is great synergistic potential to make new discoveries by combining the science and molecular biology that CSHL is world-renowned for, with non-invasive imaging technologies (optical, ultrasound, PET, CT and MRI based) that we plan to bring to the laboratory.  Very exciting!

 

If you aren’t in the Lab, where can you be found?

If I’m not spending time with my wife and daughter, you’ll probably find me in the kitchen. And being a Brit, I love BBC Radio 6 and Match of the Day!

 


 

 

CSHL Fellow Lingbo Zhang, Cancer

CSHL Fellow Lingbo Zhang

Where are you from?

Most recently, I’m from MIT, but I grew up in southwest China

 

What do you study?

Stem cells – they have the ability to self-renew, which means that just one early stem cell can produce thousands of mature cells. I’m looking to harness this power to treat diseases such as anemia and leukemia.

 

What motivates you?

From a very young age, I’ve always been interested in science, life.

 

What most excites you about CSHL?

It is an amazing, unique place for biology.

 

If you aren’t in the Lab, where can you be found?

Watching soccer or enjoying walks along the beach here on campus.

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