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Franziska Michor

Franziska

 

Professor of Computational Biology
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Dr. Michor is a Professor of Computational Biology in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and in the Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University.  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 the Center for Cancer Evolution. She has been the recipient of the Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Alice Hamilton Award , the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, the 36th Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research, and others.  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 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2008 - 2010 Adjunct Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

2010 - 2014

 

 

2015 -

 

2017 -

Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professor in the Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

 

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
2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
2015 NYSCF - Robertson Stem Cell Prize
2016 The 36th Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research