Bernstein Receives V Scholar Award

Kara Bernstein was recently awarded the V Scholar Award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.  Dr. Bernstein’s lab focuses on DNA repair and recombination. The V Scholar Award is to analyze mutations in the Rad51 paralogues and determine how they contribute to tumorigenesis.  As part of this effort, Dr. Bernstein is studying mutations found in the Rad51 paralogues in individuals who are particularly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer and screening cells harboring these mutations for potential treatment strategies using cancer therapeutic agents.