Ally completed her bachelor's at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a degree in biology. She is now enrolled in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program at University of Michigan and was awarded the Bernard Maas Fellowship. She is completing her PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Lawlor along with a Master's in Bioinformatics.
Ally's research focuses un understanding the crosstalk between the tumor microenvironment and Ewing Sarcoma cells. She is specifically interested in the function of Tenascin C in the tumor microenvironment and determining how TNC promotes metastasis in Ewing Sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue malignancy that primarily affects children.