Franziska Michor at TEDMED2012
Franziska Michor – Q&A at TEDMED 2012
Here is the information about Franziska Michor on her Harvard homepage:
Professor of Computational Biology
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Michor is the director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Center and the Center for Cancer Evolution. She has been the recipient of the Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Alice Hamilton Award from Harvard University, the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, and others. Dr. Michor’s laboratory investigates the evolutionary dynamics of cancer initiation, progression, response to therapy, and emergence of resistance.
In both of these youtube presentations, Michor explains that cancers are cells within multicellular organisms that evolve like unicellular organisms in a hostile environment. Like those authors/presenters in our previous posts, she is keen to note the therapeutic implications of understanding cancer as an evolutionary phenomenon.