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Harvard School of Public Health has awarded Carmen J. Marsit ’00 a postdoctoral fellowship in toxicology and environmental health sciences, which is funding his continued research on molecular alterations in lung and skin cancer.

A biochemistry graduate, Marsit earned the American Association for Cancer Research-AFLAC Scholar-in-Training Award, presenting his work at this year’s AACR annual conference, the largest meeting of cancer researchers in the world. He received a fellowship to attend the AACR Pathobiology of Cancer workshop in 2002.

Marsit has published his research in scientific journals and co-authored a chapter for the Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He received a Ph.D. in biological sciences in public health from Harvard in June. His training was funded by a National Institutes of Health radiobiology fellowship.

Lafayette provided strong preparation his work at Harvard, says Marsit.

“The opportunity to participate in EXCEL gave me invaluable insight into the research process,” he explains. “[Biology professor] Bernard Fried and [chemistry professor] Joseph Sherma gave me tremendous opportunities to conduct research. There aren’t many students who have seven peer-reviewed papers already on their CV’s.”

Adds Marsit, “Robert Weiner helped me to see that history was much more than dates and places, and that even a student interested in science can bring something to the table of a history class.”

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