Hannah graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 2015, with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Business. She entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan Medical School later that year. After completing her preclinical years of medical school, Hannah began the PhD phase of her dual degree program, joining the Cancer Biology Graduate Program and the lab of Dr. Sofia Merajver.
I graduated from Macalester College with a BA in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Upon graduation, I worked as a clinical research coordinator and statistician studying various pharmacologic agents at the University of California, San Francisco prior to entering medical school at the University of California, San Diego in 2013.
Dipika graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude. During her undergraduate, she researched altered post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in the pathogenesis of leukemia and pre-leukemic syndromes in the lab of Timothy Graubert, MD, at Wash U School of Medicine.
Barbara joined the Cancer Biology Graduate Program in 2015. She earned her B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Microbiology from UMass Amherst. She worked at UMass Medical school as a technician in immunology and as a lab manager in neurobiology. Barbara joined Costas Lyssiotis’ lab where she is studying pancreatic cancer metabolism.
I graduated from the University of Michigan with a double major in Biology and Biomedical Sciences in 2013. In undergraduate I performed research on a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), SChLAP1, and its role in prostate cancer. Following undergraduate I work as a lab tech and continued my work on characterizing SChLAP1. Currently, I work in Corey Speers lab studying lncRNAs and their role in basal-like breast cancer. When not in lab I can usually be found on the golf course!!
I graduated from Purdue University in 2015 with a BS in Genetics. I also completed a summer internship at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research involving research in proteomics. I started at the University of Michigan in 2015 and was awarded the Rackham Merit Fellowship.
Christie received a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez. There she worked in the laboratory of Dr. O.M. Suarez and Dr. Oscar Perales studying metallurgy and the synthesis and functionalization of nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Upon completion of her B.S., she accepted a postbaccalaureate fellowship at The Mayo Clinic where she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Hedin studying CXCR4 signaling in Acute Myeloid Leukemia.