Reona (Leo) Sakemura, M.D., Ph.D., received an award, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Reona (Leo) Sakemura, M.D., Ph.D. (HEM ’17), Division of Hematology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received a 2022 Gerstner Family Career Development Award. The competitive awards are presented annually by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to researchers conducting innovative investigations to predict, prevent, treat and cure diseases using individualized medicine approaches. Dr. Sakemura is working to advance immunotherapy efficacy in multiple myeloma cancer by uncovering treatment resistance mechanisms and developing a more potent immunotherapy approach. Dr. Sakemura is an instructor in medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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