Spotlight on Scientists Videos

The Spotlight on Scientists video series profiles NCI-supported scientists and their careers.

Lindsey Draper, M.D.

Dr. Lindsey Draper tells how she became interested in cancer research and discusses what it's like to work on immunotherapy clinical trials with Dr. Christian Hinrichs at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research.

Ashley Felix, Ph.D., M.P.H.

NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) alumna, Ashley Felix, Ph.D., M.P.H., details her transition from pre-med student to an epidemiologist who focuses on studying the causes and prevention of disease.

James M. Cherry, Ph.D.

James M. Cherry, Ph.D. details his educational journey from football player to biology major and, ultimately, a career in molecular biology. Dr. Cherry serves as scientific program director, Office of Scientific Operations, NCI at Frederick.

Andrea Apolo, M.D.

Dr. Andrea Apolo, physician and cancer researcher, discusses her path to medical school and advice for aspiring doctors. Dr. Apolo is a principal investigator and the head of the Bladder Cancer Section in the Genitourinary Malignancies Branch at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research.

Lauren V. Wood, M.D.

A medical doctor talks about her career path, advice for students, and harnessing the immune system to attack tumors. Lauren V. Wood, M.D., is the Head of the Vaccine Branch Clinical Trials Team at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research.

Chanelle Case Borden, Ph.D.

Chanelle Case Borden, Ph.D., a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow, discusses overcoming challenges and the rewarding field of molecular oncology.