While he was still only a teenager, Gary Cantor, Durham researcher began to study biology at the University of Florida and he also worked as a researcher in his first lab. He also completed a summer internship with Genentech in their Translational Oncology department in San Francisco. Still a teenager, he was an important part of a team looking into a promising treatment for breast cancer.
To understand why Gary Cantor’s Durham destination seems inevitable looking back on it, just look at the arc of his education. Following his time at the University of Florida, he was accepted into the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. That is when he decided to move. Now, for Gary Cantor, Durham, which is down the road from UNC, is his home. Still only in his 20s, Gary is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate. That means he is likely to make inroads in the field of medical research for some time to come.