Each year Forbes magazine recognizes the brightist young talents in the US with its 30-under-30 award. Cigal Kadoch was recognized this year as one of this elite group, just as she became a faculty member at Harvard. Cigall did her graduate work as well as her post doctoral fellowship in the Crabtree lab from 2009 to 2013. She discovered that over 20% of all human cancers are caused by mutations in subunits of the SWI/SNF or BAF complex. Furthermore, she discovered a mechanism underlying synovial sarcoma that may lead to new therapies for this untreatable disease.