SciLifeLab 2016 Finalist

Sam Behjati

Sam Behjati

Originally from Germany, Sam Behjati read medicine at Oxford University and pursued postgraduate clinical training in London, UK. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, he joined the Cancer Genome Project of the Sanger Institute (UK) for doctoral research. Using a “mutational postcode” that cells   acquire as they divide, Behjati has shown that it is feasible to reconstruct the early developmental process in the adult mouse. Building on ideas  developed during his Ph.D. preparation, he now aims to define the embryonic origin and fate of childhood cancer cells.

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