Tom Roberts, PhD
Cancer Researcher and Advisor

Dr. Tom Roberts was a key adviser to Winship leaders during all three grant applications for NCI designation.

Tom Roberts, PhD is the co-Chair of the Department of Cancer Biology at a Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and a professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. His lab has played a major role in the study of signal transduction and its translation into cancer therapy.

For the past decade, Roberts has served on Winship Cancer Institute's External Advisory Board. He helped advise Winship leadership during the initial National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant application in 2008, a renewal application in 2012, and again in 2016 during the application process for comprehensive cancer center status.

"I have seen the amazing growth of this institution," says Roberts. "Winship has a unique mission, serving a unique geographical area and population that had been neglected by the NCI in the past."

Over the years, Roberts has established successful working relationships with Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Haian Fu, PhD, Director of the Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center.

Roberts notes that Winship is special for several reasons: "First and best of all are the people. Truly outstanding scientists and physicians dedicated to treating and curing cancer. Winship is also unique and special in the broad diversity of the community it serves."

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