Sharon Savage, M.D., has spent her career studying the association between telomere length and cancer risk, while searching for genetic markers that predict telomere biology disorders. Much of her work focuses on dyskeratosis congenita (DC), a rare and complex inherited cancer predisposition syndrome. Dr. Savage is a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Clinical Genetics Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) at the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Lists of accomplishments and honors fail to provide insights into the process of discovery and the day-to-day interactions that made them possible. In these brief pieces, you will learn about the individuals that make up the Intramural Research Program (IRP). In addition to their goals and achievements, you will find out about their inspirational moments, their individual roads to discovery, and most of all, why they are passionate about the research that they do in the IRP.
The Intramural Research Program (IRP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in conjunction with Science/AAAS, provides scientific webinars on biomedical research topics of broad interest. The videos below are individual segments of each three-part webinar.