2013 The Root 100

Giving hope to cancer patients, Isaac Kinde works to improve methods of early detection.

  • Influence: 172.6
  • Reach: 7.27
  • Substance: 8
  • Media Mentions: 26
  • Internet Mentions: 6810
  • Twitter Followers: 101
  • Isaac Kinde

  • Working to improve DNA-sequencing technology to better fight cancer.
  • Job: M.D. and Ph.D. candidate at John Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Sector: STEM
  • Twitter: @IsaacKinde
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Age: 29
  • Bio: On Isaac Kinde's Twitter page he gets right to the point: "Cancer sucks." That's why he's working to give hope to cancer patients. Kinde is part of a group of researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine working to create new techniques to improve the accuracy of DNA sequencing. The goal of the project, conducted at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is to help medical professionals detect cancers of the colon, pancreas and ovaries earlier and with more efficiency. Kinde's work is getting a lot of attention (including ours) with his and his lab's findings being published in a number of scientific journals including Science Translational Medicine, Nature and PLOS ONE.

    Visit his website.

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