The Scientist 14[17]:19, Sep. 4, 2000


Harmony in the Lab

Kinzler-Vogelstein group is single-minded in goal of beating cancer

By Eugene Russo

Photo:©Marty Katz

Bert Vogelstein (bearded, third from upper left) and Ken Kinzler (center, directly in front of Vogelstein), surrounded by therir labmates.
Asked why his laboratory has had a string of successes in the last decade, making it one of the most recognizable oncology labs in the world, Johns Hopkins University's Bert Vogelstein answers straightforwardly. "That's easy," he says, pausing slightly as if for dramatic effect. "It's the people."

Vogelstein graciously credits his 18 postdoctoral and 5 predoctoral students, picked five a year from a group of more than 200 applicants, for not only competently doing the laborious grunt work required of any research lab, but for supplying many of the ideas and much of the creativity that keeps the group on the cutting edge of cancer...

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