Franziska Michor

Charles A. Dana Chair in Human Cancer Genetics
Professor of Computational Biology
Department of Data Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Computational Biology
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

 

Dr. Michor is a Professor of Computational Biology in the Department of Data Science 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 Cell 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 Center for Cancer Evolution and co-directs the Cancer Immunological Data Commons. 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 and American
Address: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, CLS Building, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02215
Email address: michor [at] jimmy.harvard.edu
Education
2000 – 2002 Undergraduate Studies, (Molecular Biology and Mathematics), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2002 Medical Biotechnology, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
2002 First Diploma (Bachelor of Science), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2002 – 2003 Program in Theoretical Biology, Institute for Advanced Study
2003 – 2005 Graduate Studies, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
2005 PhD, Harvard University (Thesis: Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer)
Scientific Career
2005 – 2007 Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
2007 – 2010 Assistant Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2008 – 2010 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
2010 – 2014 Associate Professor, Department of Data Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
2015 – present Professor, Department of Data Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
2017 – present Professor, Department of Stem Cell 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
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