Dr. Andrew K. Godwin, son of Dr. Phillip and Phoebe Godwin of Lawrence, is studying the role of a gene that may play a role in the development of breast cancer and is also associated with ovarian cancer.
Godwin, a molecular geneticist at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, has been on the faculty since 1992.
He is studying the gene TP60, which was discovered in his laboratory. Godwin and his staff are performing DNA screening for women in high-risk families who wish to know if they have inherited a version of the gene that predisposes them to these two types of cancers.
Godwin received his bachelor's degree from Kansas University in 1982 and his doctorate in molecular biology in 1989 at the University of Pennsylvania. He, his wife Cecillia and daughter Eryn live in Philadelphia.