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Winston Anderson has devoted the last 45 years to investigating mechanisms of estrogen signaling in oncogenesis and the correlation of cell structure with function. His research focused on the subcellular localization of signal transduction activity for proto-oncogene proteins, growth factors, and growth factor receptors and “cross talk between estrogen and growth factors” in uterine endometrium and breast cancer cell lines. Anderson’s Howard Hughes Medical Research Scholars program selects talented science and math majors and immerses them in a research-intensive, mentored curriculum designed to give them a competitive edge for pursuing PhD degrees in the biomedical and related sciences. He has actively trained generations of African Americans to further pursue meritorious research careers.