According to a recent article in USA Today, A Swimming Scientist Len Zon’s gene studies on zebrafish are shedding light on melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer, and offering clues on how to treat it. What can’t Len do with his zebrafish swimming by his side? All that said (and read), don’t let your zebrafish (or yourselves) swim in the sun too long! And if you want a Len refresher, watch and enjoy him all over again here.
- His Science:
- Cancer Researcher
What he studies: Zebrafish
How much a zebrafish costs in the pet store: $1.50
Why he studies zebrafish: To learn how to treat cancer in humans
- His Secret:
- Shofar Player
What a shofar is: A ram’s horn
How many times rams have tried to kill him: Zero. The horn is removed from the ram before he blows into it
Signification of the shofar: It’s played in synagogue on the high holidays
About Len Zon
Len is a cancer researcher at Harvard Medical School and a practicing oncologist at Children’s Hospital in Boston.