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Franziska Michor, PhD

Franziska

Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Michor is an Associate Professor of Computational Biology in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Michor obtained her undergraduate training in mathematics and molecular biology from the University of Vienna, Austria, and her PhD from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.  Afterwards, she was awarded a fellowship from the Harvard Society of Fellows.  From 2007 until 2010, she was an Assistant Professor in the Computational Biology Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr. Michor is the director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Center and has been the recipient of the Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Gerstner Young Investigator Award, Leon Levy Young Investigator Award, and the Alice Hamilton Award from Harvard University.  Dr. Michor's laboratory investigates the evolutionary dynamics of cancer initiation, progression, response to therapy, and emergence of resistance.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name Franziska Michor
Nationality Austrian
Address Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
CLS Building
3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115
Email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Education

2000 - 2002 Undergraduate studies at the University of Vienna
(molecular biology and mathematics)
2002 Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy (medical biotechnology)
2002 First Diploma (Bachelor of Science) from the University of Vienna
2002 - 2003 Institute for Advanced Study, Program in Theoretical Biology
2003 - 2005 Graduate studies at Harvard University in the Department of
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
2005 PhD from Harvard University
(Thesis: Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer )

Scientific Career

2005 - 2007 Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows
2007 - 2010 Assistant Professor at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2008 - 2010 Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
2010 - Associate Professor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health

Awards and Fellowships

2000 Prize of the Austrian Mathematical Society for the paper
The Mathematics of Planetary Movement
2004 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award of the
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
2005 - 2008 Junior Fellowship of the Harvard Society of Fellows
2007 Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize of the Society for the Study of Evolution
2008 ASCINA Award (Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America)
2009 Leon Levy Foundation Young Investigator Award
2010 Gerstner Young Investigator Award
2012 Alice Hamilton Award


Funding History

2006 - 2007 Milton Fund Grant, Harvard University
PI Franziska Michor ($30,000)
2008 Special Projects Committee, Society of MSKCC
PI Franziska Michor ($150,000)
2008 - 2013 NIH R01CA138234: Dynamics of Tumor Stem Cells in Cancer Initiation, Therapy, and Resistance
PI Franziska Michor, Co-PI Ross Levine ($2,620,000)
2009 - 2010 Leon Levy Foundation Young Investigator Award
PI Franziska Michor ($66,000)
2009 - 2014 NIH U54CA143798: Evolutionary Dynamics of Brain, Lung, and Hematopoietic Tumors
PI Franziska Michor, Senior Co-Investigator Eric Holland ($11,000,000)
2010 Gerstner Young Investigator Award
PI Franziska Michor ($225,000)
2012 T32 CA157323: Physical Science Oncology Training Program
PI Eric Holland, Co-PI Franziska Michor ($574,450)

Teaching

2003 - 2006 Organization of Seminar Series ATHENS (Applications of Theoretical Evolution to the Natural Sciences), Harvard University
2004 Teaching Fellow of Mathematics 153, Harvard University
2005 Teaching Fellow of Mathematics 234, Harvard University
2008 Cell Physiology, Cornell Weill Medical School
2008 - 2009 Cancer Stem Cells, New York University School of Medicine
2009 Quantitative Biology, Cornell Weill Medical School
2010 Evolutionary Systems Biology of Cancer, MSKCC/Cornell Weill Medical School
2011 - 2013

Mathematical Modeling of Cancer, Harvard School of Public Health 


2014
Tumor Heterogenity Nanocourse, Harvard Medical School
2015 -
Mathematical Modeling of Cancer, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences