Tomer Cooks, Ph.D. I have been studying cancer since 2003, from various molecular and cellular aspects to the development of novel therapeutic approaches. I believe that tumors should be studied with a comprehensive approach, as multi-cellular organs that maintain complex interactions with multiple types of host cells. Throughout my training and career as a scientist, my research has been focused on tumor biology and mechanisms of carcinogenesis. I have extensive experience in working with mouse models of cancer to characterize interactions between tumors and their microenvironment, and studying TP53 mutations, extracellular vesicles and radiation therapy based on alpha-particles. I am highly motivated and confident in our ability to perform innovative research and to make a significant contribution to the development of novel strategies to combat mortality from cancer metastasis.