Essigmann group member Bogdan Fedeles, finalist for Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society award

September 13, 2017

RALEIGH, NC | Essigmann Lab News

Research Scientist Dr. Bogdan Fedeles of the Essigmann Lab is a finalist for the EMGS Young Scientist Award! The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS), scientists in academia, government, and industry working to understand the genetic impacts of environmental exposures, featured four scientists as finalists for their annual meeting. Watch his video submission here.

Bogdan Fedeles is a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the department of Biological Engineering and Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS), working in the lab of the CEHS director Dr. John Essigmann. The overarching goal of Dr. Fedeles’ research is to develop a unified framework for decoding the mutational records of cells, which would enable early cancer diagnosis, better exposure risk assessment and insights into disease etiology. To study mutagenesis, Dr. Fedeles utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, which includes biological chemistry to construct site-specific nucleic acid lesions and analogs, chemical and spectroscopic tools to study lesion biochemistry, and molecular biology and genetics experiments to assess the contribution of the genetic background to mutagenic outcomes. His current work investigates the mutagenic consequences of inflammation, and their contribution to the mutational burden observed in many inflammation-dependent human cancers. 

EMGS Young Scientist Award

EMGS is committed to helping young scientists - our future - make critical career transitions. At our Annual Meeting, we feature the EMGS Young Scientist Award, a chance for a new investigator embarking on an independent scientific career to give a plenary talk. Don't underestimate this honor! Face-to-face communication is one of the most important ways we learn, network, and make our science better.