Franziska Michor

Dr. Franziska Michor is an Associate Professor of Computational Biology in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health – as well as the Principal Investigator of the NIH’s Physical Science-Oncology Center located at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Michor obtained her undergraduate in mathematics and molecular biology from the University of Vienna, Austria, medical biotechnology at the Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy, as well as her Ph.D. from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Afterwards, she was awarded a junior 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 in New York City. In 2010, she moved to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Michor has been the recipient of the Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize of the Society for the Study of Evolution, a Gerstner Young Investigator Award, and a Leon Levy Young Investigator Award. Dr. Michor’s laboratory investigates the evolutionary dynamics of cancer initiation, progression, response to therapy, and emergence of resistance.