Martine Roussel, Ph.D., a molecular oncologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been elected to the 2021 Class of Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Roussel is a member of the Department of Tumor Cell Biology at St. Jude. Her research into childhood brain tumors, conducted over the past fifty years, has led to new avenues of treatments and therapies to maximize cures. She has made landmark findings in molecular oncology, cell cycle control and translational development of treatment strategies for pediatric medulloblastoma.
Fellows of the AACR Academy serve as a global brain trust in the cancer field. They help advance the mission of the AACR to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research.
This year, 25 scientists were elected to the AACR Class of Fellows. All Fellows are nominated and elected through an annual peer review process conducted by existing Fellows of the AACR Academy and ratified by the AACR Academy Steering Committee and AACR Executive Committee. This process involves a rigorous assessment of each candidate's scientific accomplishments in cancer research and cancer-related sciences. Only individuals whose work has had a significant and enduring impact on cancer research are considered for election and induction into the AACR Academy.
Roussel holds the St. Jude Endowed Chair in Molecular Oncogenesis. She has also been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011) and to the National Academy of Sciences (2019).