Chuck Perou, center, talks with lab manager Jerry Usary, while graduate student Marni Siegel, a graduate student in the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology, works at a nearby bench. Cristina Contreras and George Chao, post-doctoral researchers in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, talk in the background. Perou’s lab, is in Marsico Hall, one of UNC’s newest buildings. Perou, Ph.D., is the May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology and Professor of Genetics, and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Perou is Faculty Co-Director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Bioinformatics Group, and Co-Director of the UNC Breast Cancer Research Program. Perou’s research crosses the disciplines of cancer biology, genomics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and the clinical treatment of cancer patients.