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Murray, Allison

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Immunology, Molecular Medicine

“I’m interested in exploring mechanisms of adaptive resistance to novel therapeutics, particularly in aggressive tumor models like PDAC, NSCLC, and CRC. I believe that transcriptional rebound mechanisms can be overpowered by the anti-tumor immune system, but the relationships among mechanisms of adaptive resistance and anti-tumor immune system dynamics have yet to be well elucidated. Thus, while I welcome the opportunity to explore both immune cell crosstalk and novel therapeutic efficacy, my hope is to identify a synergistic small-molecule/immunotherapy combo that can not only overcome adaptive resistance to single agent, but also translate well to the clinic.”

Sahoo, Sneha

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Immunology, Translational Medicine

“During graduate school, I would like to work on a cancer biology problem that is heavily translational and multi-disciplinary in nature.

I am really interested in the tumor microenvironment (TME) and I would like to study tumor-promoting/suppressing mechanisms promoted due to cell crosstalk in the TME. Alternatively, I am also interested in studying different molecular mechanisms that result in cancer initiation and metastasis. Ultimately, I would like to utilize my research findings to develop potential therapeutic interventions.”

Griffith, Lauren

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Immunology, Pathogenesis & Infection

“My current research interests are in cancer research, specifically how the microenvironment affects tumor development and progression. I am interested in analyzing how gut microbiota composition can impact disease formation and progression, as well as how genetic factors and mutations can impact it as well.”

Klein, Emma

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Computational Biology, Genomics

“I am most interested in computational biology projects! I aim to combine wet and dry lab, as I would love to be involved in both. Although my past experiences center around cancer genomics, I am open to completely new research areas.”

Armstrong, Emma

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Genomics, Translational Medicine

“I would like to study cancer biology in the translational setting. I am interested in cancer migration and metastasis as well as genomic instability and the tumor microenvironment. In my research I would like to incorporate computational methods as well.”

Bennett, Jack

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology

“I am interested in understanding the genetics and mechanisms behind cancer formation and progression, evolution and its consequences, signaling pathways involved in developmental biology, the cell cycle, and the immune system. I want to ask questions such as why host genetics can cause a certain infection to be worse or less severe, why some individuals may be more susceptible to certain cancers, what are new ways we can fight cancers and other diseases, or why the cell cycle and associated proteins function the way they do.”

Dawoud, Alyaa

EMAIL

PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology

“I am interested in studying cancer immunotherapy as well as the molecular mechanism in cancer, particularly brain cancer.”

Sullivan, Michael

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Nanomedicine, Translational Medicine

“I am interested in developing therapeutics for various cancers and diseases using RNA and RNA delivery. I hope to connect this research to translational medicine or pharmaceutical industry.”

Guerra, Paolo

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology

“I enjoy understanding the cell’s regulation of post translational modification of proteins. Understanding how this mechanism can change a cell’s function and even a cell’s fate is fascinating. It’s also a great area to research as it provides a great deal of therapeutic targets for disease.”

González Dalmasy, Jose

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PHD PROGRAM

RESEARCH INTEREST
Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Drug Discovery

“I am interested in answering questions related to developing better cancer therapeutics. Whether it’s by discovering novel targets and/or using drug delivery approaches to better bioavailability/efficiency of the compounds themselves.”