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Durham’s Gary Cantor holds research dreams

November 25, 2017

Gary Cantor
As a kid in Coral Springs, Florida, young Gary Lewis Cantor loved chess, golf, soccer and other sports. But he also discovered a youthful passion for medical dramas on television. He stared in wonder and admiration, hoping to one day follow in their footsteps. However, as his teenage years flourished, the medical dreams became medical research goals. Cantor carried these pursuits into college at the University of Florida, studying biology and earning his Bachelor of Science. He also continued these aspirations into his graduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Durham, N.C. Today, he’s a fourth year PhD candidate at UNC in its genetics and molecular biology department, still striving fervently toward his career in medical research.