Lesley Chapman Selected for Human Genetics Scholar Initiative Program
, by DCEG Staff
In July 2021, Lesley Chapman, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Clinical Genetics Branch, was selected as one of eight Human Genetics Scholars by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). The two-year Human Genetics Scholar Initiative Program aims to increase diversity and inclusion in the field of human genetics through community building, mentorship, and career development. ASHG partnered with industry leaders and the National Human Genome Research Institute to create this program in 2019.
Dr. Chapman is an NCI Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) Scholar, mentored by Douglas Stewart, M.D., and Hormuzd A. Katki, Ph.D. She uses machine learning and statistical strategies to identify rare non-coding variants associated with cancer risk in childhood cancer survivors and mentors underrepresented minorities within cancer research.