Assistant Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Class of 2006
Mentor: Ken Nephew
Dissertation: "Novel Approaches to Treat Undifferentiated Thyroid Cancers"
Class of 2001
Dissertation: "DNA Methylation and Gene Expression Patterns in Ovarian Cancer"
Senior Oncology Medical Science Liaison at Exelixis
Class of 2008
Mentors: Ken Nephew
Dissertation: "Regulation of Estrogen Receptor Alpha Ubiquitination and Proteasome-mediated Receptor Degradation"
Research Scientist at Kite Pharma
Class of 2018
Mentor: Pete Hollenhorst
Dissertation: "Elucidating Oncogenic and Tumor Suppressive Functions of ETS Transcription Factors in Prostate Cancer"
Currently: Scientist I at Biogen RTP
Mentors: Heather O'Hagan and Ken Nephew
Dissertation: "Linking JAK2 kinase and mismatch repair proteins to oxidative damage-induced epigenetic alterations"
Surgeon, Placerville, CA
Mentor: Claire Walczak
Dissertation: "Mechanistic Analysis of the Microtubule Depolymerizing Kinesin MCAK"
Biotechnology Professional, Sunnyvale, CA
Class of 1999
Dissertation: “Comparative Study of Nuclear Receptor Coactivator and Corepressor Gene Expression in the Mammalian Reproductive Tract”
Study Design Lead, Covance
Class of 2015
Dissertation: "Anti-MCAK inhibitors: Discovery through Development of Image and FRET assays"
CEO, Susan Chang Consulting, LLC
Class of 2004
Dissertation: "MCAK Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics and Organization of the Interphase Array and Mitotic Spindle and Kinetochore Attachments in Cells"
School of Biotechnology
Dissertation: "Role of Estrogen Receptor-alpha-interacting Cytokeratins and Antiestrogenic Activity of Fulvestrant"
Project Director, Lonza, Portsmouth, NH
Class of 2012
Dissertation: "Transforming Growth Factor Beta Signaling in Growth of Estrogten-Insensitive Metastic Bone Lesions"
Senior Scientist at Natera, Inc. San Francisco, CA
Dissertation: "Epigentic targeting of Adipocytes Inhibits High-grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion"
Currently: Post-doctoral researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 2016
Dissertation: "Epigenetic targeting of Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells"
Scientist, Xilio Therapeutics, Inc.
Mentor: John Foley
Dissertation: "Estrogen receptor alpha-mediated control of growth factor production from nipple fibroblasts"
Senior Scientist, Fate Therapeutics, San Deigo, CA
Class of 2020
Dissertation: "Targeting a DAB2IP in ovarian cancer stem cells"