Alumni of YES Program at Case CCC Earns Medal for Gene Mutation Research

Connor Harris speaking into a microphone in front of a research poster

For the past three years, the National Cancer Institute has funded the Youth Engaged in Science (YES) program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), introducing and training underrepresented minorities to cancer care and research professions. The program is led by Nathan Berger, MD.

Program alumni Connor Harris, earned a bronze medal this past summer at the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics for his project with CWRU scientists studying the mutation of the EPHA6 gene protein.Throughout the project, Connor was mentored by Kishore Guda, DVM, PhD. Congratulations, Connor!

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