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Samuel Bakhoum, MD, PhD

Samuel Bakhoum, MD, PhD, Director

Samuel Bakhoum is currently an Assistant Member (Professor) in the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). His laboratory focuses on understanding the consequences of chromosomal instability on tumor evolution, centering on cancer metastasis and tumor-immune interaction. Samuel obtained his M.D., Ph.D. at Dartmouth Medical School. His graduate research focused on understanding the basic mechanisms of chromosome segregation during cell division. He subsequently completed an internship at Mount Auburn Hospital of Harvard Medical School and residency training in Radiation Oncology at MSKCC. While a resident, he conducted research under the mentorship of Professor Lewis Cantley at Weill Cornell Medicine, focusing on the role of chromosomal instability in tumor metastasis and the generation of a cytosolic DNA response. Link to the Samuel Bakhoum Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering can be found here (https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/samuel-bakhoum).