A $16.5 million gift from John "Jack" Blais and Shelley Blais to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for the establishment of a new proteomics center will be spent mostly on capital equipment and supporting about 18 to 25 new staff scientists, according to Jarrod Marto, the director of the new center.

"Because the footprint of proteomics in this institution was pretty modest, it's not as if we're going to augment an existing center," said Marto, who has been at the Dana-Farber for a little over a year. "We're really going to be building this from the ground up."

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