Adrienne Scheck, Ph.D – Principal investigator, Barrow Neurological Institute
In 2012, Scheck and her research team effectively treated malignant gliomas, an aggressive and deadly brain tumor, using a combination of metabolic alteration (through diet) and radiation therapy. This research is moving into clinical trials and has the potential to help treat other cancers.
Surprising fact: “As a postdoc, I bought a 28-foot sailboat. In 1986, we sailed from Chesapeake Bay to Long Island Sound and I became the first female member of Neptune Boat Club, which was established in 1963.”
Biggest challenge: “Being taken seriously as an independent scientist. I overcame it by starting innovative research projects and collaborations with colleagues. My hard work and results got noticed.”
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