Biochemistry junior, Yaakov Itzkowitz was chosen for the Toby Eagle Scholarship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Here's his description of this exceptional opportunity:
"The Toby Eagle Scholarship for Cancer Research has provided me with the opportunity to participate in and observe research taking place in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The department is renowned for its part in groundbreaking cancer research and my time here has allowed me to observe and participate in the medical community’s “front line of defense” against cancer. In the weeks I have spent in the lab I have learned a great deal-- specifically about the epigenetic factors that contribute to cancer growth. I am very excited about the work being done here and have been privileged to meet professionals who are not only outstanding scientists but remarkable human beings.
My work this summer has strengthened my resolve not only to attend medical school, but to participate in research that can save and improve the lives of those suffering from cancer and other debilitating or life threatening illnesses. This internship has taught me a great deal about medicine as well as molecular biology, both of which will undoubtedly serve me well in my career path."