Georgios Karras, Ph.D.
Georgios Karras, Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR180005
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Date Awarded: 
November 29, 2017
Grant Amount: 

Proteins inside cells called “chaperones” are intimately involved in helping cells respond to environmental stressors. They may also prove to be an Achilles heel for targeting cancer cells, which rely even more heavily on chaperone proteins than normal cells do.

To study how cells respond to environmental stress, molecular biologist Georgios Karras has joined the faculty of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was recruited in 2018 from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, in Cambridge, Mass., where he was a postdoctoral fellow, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT.

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