- PhD, University College London
- BS, 1974, Biochemistry, Aberdeen University, Scotland
Leona Samson studies alkylating agents, which are toxic chemicals used in chemotherapy that can damage DNA. To do so, she probes the large number of responsive genes that protect cells against alkylation toxicity. She also dissects the molecular mechanisms by which alkylating agents signal these very important downstream events.
Leona Samson is no longer accepting students.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 2007
- National Academy of Medicine, Member, 2003
- American Cancer Society Research Professor, 2001-2011
- Radcliffe Fellow, 2013-2014
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