Georgios Karras, Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
November 29, 2017
Proteins inside cells called “chaperones” are intimately involved in helping cells respond to environmental stressors. They may also prove to be an Achilles heel for targeting cancer cells, which rely even more heavily on chaperone proteins than normal cells do.
To study how cells respond to environmental stress, molecular biologist Georgios Karras has joined the faculty of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was recruited in 2018 from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, in Cambridge, Mass., where he was a postdoctoral fellow, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT.