Employment: Research Scientist : CRUK Beatson Institute
Cancer is a global disease that will touch most people in some way during their life. Although we have made good progress in identifying and treating many types of cancer, for others progress has been much slower. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer, for example, has remained pegged at only 5% for decades. It is my goal to help to unlock key the mechanisms behind cancer initiation and progression in pancreatic cancer and to translate this research into something valuable for actual patients. I’ve come to Cambridge in order to pursue this goal. The lab that I’m working in here is one of the few in the world where basic research into pancreatic cancer is conducted side-by-side with work to apply emerging science directly to pancreatic cancer therapy. This represents a unique situation where I will hopefully be able to make a real difference against a deadly disease.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2010 Biology