I did my undergraduate work at Duke University and my M.D./Ph.D. at Stanford University in the School of Medicine. I completed my internal medicine residency at BWH and medical oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber. I then did a post doc in Leonard Zon's lab at Boston Children's Hospital where I investigated the transcriptional CDKs as drug targets in melanoma. I practice as a melanoma oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 1/2 day a week. When not in the lab or seeing patients, I love spending time with my family, playing ultimate frisbee, and doing anything outdoors!
I grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, finished school in the UK, and did a BA in biochemistry at Middlebury College in Vermont. I get excited about so many fields of science, as well as the techniques that scientists develop to study them. I’d like to go to grad school, perhaps for immunology which seems to take in my fascination with the structures and interactions of both biomolecules and chemicals, and also highlights the interconnectedness that I love about living systems. I’m happiest outside, birding or horse riding at home, hiking, running, or painting in parks here.
Emma Foster, BA
I am the lab’s Aquaculture Specialist, and am experienced in studying fish behavior, physiology, and genetics. I graduated with a BA in Biology from Stonehill College, and worked previously with zebrafish at Boston Children's Hospital as an Aquaculture Research Intern and as a Research Assistant. My research interests include fish biology, genetics, and optimization of aquaculture practices. Outside of the lab, I like to garden and spend time outside, especially at the beach.
Tanzina Tanu, PhD
I am here to explore science one step more. I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Bangladesh. Then I found my interest in the field of Molecular Biology RNA and carried out my Ph.D. research at The University of Tokyo. I am interested to explore more about the Molecular regulation of RNA and its impact on human disease, especially cancer. Out of research, I love to do gardening, cooking and sightseeing.
I will mentor each team member to reach their goals and make their next leap.
Join our team!
We are seeking enthusiastic postdoctoral candidates interested in RNA and cancer biology. This role offers an unusual opportunity to contribute to our new team in a newly renovated lab space!