Texas is on its way to becoming home to some of the most exceptional cancer expertise in the country. The University of Houston is very much part of that equation. Thanks to a sizeable grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), UH was able to recruit pioneering cancer specialist Frank McKeon, M.D., Ph.D. In addition to the $6 million provided by CPRIT, UH is committing $4.6 million toward his hire. Before coming to UH and establishing the Somatic Stem Cell Center, he previously was affiliated with Harvard Medical School and, most recently, the Genome Institute of Singapore. McKeon offers insight into his research and vision for the future.