Prof. Lew Cantley Harvard University, USA

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Lewis Cantley, Ph.D. is the William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. In the course of investigations into how growth factors and oncogenes stimulate cell growth, Dr. Cantley discovered phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), a central regulator of... read morecell growth and survival. His discoveries have led to the development of drugs to target this pathway for treating cancers. In recognition of his contributions to the understanding of human diseases, Dr. Cantley was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1999) and the National Academy of Sciences (2001).