Maria E. Figueroa, M.D. has earned a $5 million grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to continue her research in epigenetics and how changes in gene function can lead to cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
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Doctor Figueroa was funded by the Leukemia Research Foundation in 2012 and that project also focused on epigenetics. Results from the LRF-funded research helped to earn the current grant, which is one of the goals of the LRF’s Hollis Brownstein New Investigator Research Grants Program.
Doctor Figueroa is an associate professor, co-leader, Cancer Epigenetics Research Program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System.