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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention
 

Olivia Lee, B.S., joined the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) as a predoctoral fellow in January 2020. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and subsequently had a postbaccalaureate fellowship at the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Ms. Lee is an NIH Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) fellow and is currently completing her doctoral degree in quantitative sciences and cancer biology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (UTHealth) in partnership with DCEG. Her doctoral research focuses on profiling the genomic landscape of thyroid cancer metastasis and concurrent tumor, and investigating the interaction between somatic mutations and regulatory germline variants in Ewing Sarcoma. Ms. Lee is working on her dissertation under the mentorship of Stephen Chanock, M.D., Director, DCEG; Mitchell Machiela, Sc.D., M.P.H., Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, ITEB; and John Weinstein, M.D., Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center.