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Drs. Nai-Kong & Irene Cheung Provide Scholarship Funding for the Next-Generation of scientists

Thanks to Drs. Nai-Kong and Irene Cheung, over 100 additional trainees will be able to attend Keystone Symposia conferences to present their work and make critical connections to launch their careers.  The Cheungs endowment provides support for a new NK and Irene Family Scholars fund, to bring students and post-doctoral fellows from the US and abroad to conferences where they can network with field leaders and inspire their work in new and innovative directions.

We hope the attendees will be energized by such interactions.

...they say. Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung and Dr. Irene Cheung are gratified to contribute in a small way to the Keystone Symposia by providing support for scientists from every part of the globe to join these meetings and to present their exciting research. Their own life journey began in Boston decades ago, where they met as students at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, respectively.  Now they run a research lab together at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

As a physician-scientist team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, we strive to find more effective treatments with less toxicity for children with cancer. We have been fortunate to be able to pursue our goals and to realize our dreams; convinced that it takes the support and generosity of others over the years to make them happen."

The Cheung Lab

The Cheung Lab

Keystone Symposia thanks the Cheung's for their generous support and dedication to giving back to the next-generation of scientists.

You can read more about the Cheung's and their research below!


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Shannon Weiman
Shannon Weiman earned her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, specializing in microbiology and immunology. Prior to joining the Keystone Symposia team, she worked as a freelance writer for leaders in academic, industry and government research, including Stanford University’s Biomedical Innovation Initiative, the University of Colorado’s Biofrontiers Program, UCSF, the FDA and the American Society for Microbiology.