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MANDË HOLDFORD, PH.D., HUMANITY AWARD

Dr. Mandë Holford is as an Associate Professor in Chemistry at Hunter College and CUNY-Graduate Center, with scientific appointments at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medicine. Her joint appointments reflect her interdisciplinary research, which goes from mollusks to medicine, combining chemistry and biology to discover, characterize, and deliver novel peptides from venomous marine snails as tools for manipulating cellular physiology in pain and cancer. Her laboratory investigates the power of venom to transform organisms and lives when it is adapted to create novel therapeutics for treating human diseases and disorders.