Meet Our Emerging Scientists

Children’s Cancer Research Fund’s Emerging Scientists are working to find cures for childhood cancer and are currently receiving funding through the Emerging Scientist Grant Program. The Soar Leadership Council continues to raise funds to support these scientists as they work to find a cure for childhood cancer.

 
Dharmesh Patel - Researcher    What’s Your Why:  Cancer is the most devastating disease. There is nothing more satisfactory than seeing a smile of children. I would like to see the direct impact of research to improve the life of kids who are suffering with Cancer. I think in this way I can get chance to contribute back to the society.

Dharmesh Patel - Researcher

What’s Your Why: Cancer is the most devastating disease. There is nothing more satisfactory than seeing a smile of children. I would like to see the direct impact of research to improve the life of kids who are suffering with Cancer. I think in this way I can get chance to contribute back to the society.

Beau Webber, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics    What’s Your Why:  Pediatric cancers are often rare and understudied. In many cases, treatment options have not appreciably changed in decades and can have substantial side-effects that impact long-term quality of life for young patients. The strong need for new therapies that can cure without debilitating side-effects motivates me to pursue childhood cancer research.

Beau Webber, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

What’s Your Why: Pediatric cancers are often rare and understudied. In many cases, treatment options have not appreciably changed in decades and can have substantial side-effects that impact long-term quality of life for young patients. The strong need for new therapies that can cure without debilitating side-effects motivates me to pursue childhood cancer research.

Lindsay Williams, PhD - Department of Pediatrics    What’s Your Why:  While completing my doctorate, my daughter had a number of medical issues. The experience of watching her undergo countless medical tests and procedures was the biggest driver of my desire to use my educational training to study pediatric cancer epidemiology. I know there are thousands of parents each year who must make difficult decisions regarding their child’s cancer care and I wanted to focus my research on lessening the pediatric cancer burden and improving the outcomes for these children and their families.

Lindsay Williams, PhD - Department of Pediatrics

What’s Your Why: While completing my doctorate, my daughter had a number of medical issues. The experience of watching her undergo countless medical tests and procedures was the biggest driver of my desire to use my educational training to study pediatric cancer epidemiology. I know there are thousands of parents each year who must make difficult decisions regarding their child’s cancer care and I wanted to focus my research on lessening the pediatric cancer burden and improving the outcomes for these children and their families.