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Small gene, big problem: Dr. Jessie Villanueva works to better understand how a small protein affects melanoma growth

July 7, 2023

Dr. Jessie Villanueva, associate professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, and associate director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The Wistar Institute, and her team are working to understand how certain melanoma tumors bypass treatment. Her goal? To discover a strategy that blocks melanoma’s critical pathways and contributes to the development of treatments for patients who have few therapeutic options.

Learn more about Dr. Villanueva’s work in a recent Philadelphia Business Journal feature.