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Amelia Foss

Amelia Foss

Scholar Type:

NIH Cambridge Scholar

Entry Year: 2019

B.A. Molecular Biology, Princeton University
M.S. Innovative Medicine, Uppsala University / Heidelberg University


Dr. Michael Gottesman (NCI) and
Prof. Manav Pathania (Cambridge)

Research Interest:

Cancer biology, Tumor microenvironment, Chromatin remodeling

Amelia’s interest in research was sparked at Princeton University, where she pursued a B.A. in molecular biology. Her studies culminated in her thesis project in the lab of Professor Elizabeth Gavis, during which she investigated translational regulation and RNA splicing events in Drosophila models. After graduating from her bachelors in 2016, Amelia was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on chronic kidney disease at the Semmelweis Medical University in Hungary. Continuing her education, Amelia participated in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree under full scholarship, which enabled her to study at a consortium of prestigious European universities, namely Heidelberg University and Uppsala University. In this International Master in Innovative Medicine (IMIM), she embarked on her study of cancers. Having investigated melanoma metastases in Heidelberg and glioblastoma at Uppsala, Amelia was inspired to continue cancer research into her PhD. As an NIH-OxCam scholar, Amelia will be investigating chromatin remodeling and the modulation of the tumor microenvironment in adult and childhood brain cancers.

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