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Dr Sakari Vanharanta

Research Profile


Sakari Vanharanta studied medicine at the University of Helsinki, Finland, where he attended the MD/PhD programme. He completed his PhD work on human tumour genetics under the supervision of Lauri A. Aaltonen in 2006. After some time in clinical training he joined the laboratory of Joan Massagué at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, where he conducted his postdoctoral work on the molecular mechanisms of metastatic cancer progression. Sakari joined the MRC Cancer Unit in 2014 and became a tenured Programme Leader in 2019.