Our lab investigates a rare population of cancer cells, called persister cells, which are able to evade the drugs without acquiring a genetic mutation.. Despite the great clinical importance of understanding the processes that enable the survival of persister cells, their rarity and the difficulty of characterizing them have hampered the development of treatments that target them. Our research combines imaging, single-cell experimental and computational tools to shed light on the processes that enable persister cells to survive treatment and drive disease recurrence .
2022 The Azrieli Faculty Fellowship
2022 Zuckerman Faculty Scholar
2018 The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award
2018 The Rivkin Scientific Scholar Award
2015 The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) Cozzarelli prize for scientific excellence and originality in biomedical scie