Phuong Doan from Westermarck group was selected for a postdoctoral cancer researcher position
Phuong Doan from Jukka Westermarck’s research group was selected for a postdoctoral cancer researcher position funded by the K. Albin Johansson Foundation and Cancer Foundation Finland in September 2023 call. She will start in the position on January 1, 2024.
The research, titled “Target Mechanisms for CIP2A-Mediated Tumorigenesis and Essentiality in Basal-like Triple Negative Breast Cancer (BL-TNBC),” delves into the complexities of BL-TNBC. The study is aiming to explore the potential downstream mechanism behind loss of tumorigenesis in CIP2A mutant BL-TNBC and the role of phosphorylation sites in BL-TNBC cells, and in DNA damage response in general.
During its more than 30 years of operation, the Finnish Cancer Institute has offered dozens of Finnish cancer researchers the opportunity to focus fully on their research work. For more than 10 years, the Finnish Cancer Institute has not awarded grants but instead covered the salary of all researcher positions from institutional funds.