The goal of Scott Armstrong's research program is to define genetic and epigenetic programs that control the extensive self-renewal properties associated with leukemia and other cancers. This knowledge is then used to develop rational approaches for potential new therapies. Experiments incorporate the use of sophisticated mouse models of leukemia and the characterization of human leukemia cells.

Selected Achievements

Claire W. and Richard P. Morse Research Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2002)

Wilson S. Stone Award, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (2006)

McCulloch and Till Award, International Society of Experimental Hematology (2009)

Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (2010)

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2011)

E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics (2012)

Dameshek Prize , American Society of Hematology (2104)

Frank A. Oski Award, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology

Member, Association of American Physicians (2014)