Mark Esposito '11

Mark Esposito '11, Biochemistry, is pursuing a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Princeton University. He recently opened a new scientific news website that translates breaking research to the public.
Mark was also recently awarded two fellowships, the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research, and an NIH F31 Award, and received recognition at the Princeton Innovation Forum.
Mark Esposito '11 wins top prize at Princeton Innovation Forum

"Esposito took the top prize at the Innovation Forum, an event for University researchers to present potentially marketable discoveries, with his pitch for a method to stop the spread of cancer, called metastasis. Despite myriad combinations of chemotherapy, radiation and targeted biological agents — including 171 new drugs approved in recent decades — death rates for cancer have fallen only 20 percent since their peak 25 years ago, he said. These treatments attack cancer itself, but not metastasis. In his research, he found that blocking a single class of enzyme can dramatically lessen the spread of cancer cells and improve survival."

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