Ms. Michelle Atallah

Stanford University

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Stanford University


As a PhD candidate in the Cancer Biology program at Stanford, I’m working on designing algorithms to identify mechanisms of tumor-driven immunosuppression. Using high-parameter multiplexed imaging to analyze spatial patterning and activation features of immune cells within tumors, I hope to create ways to reconstruct the intratumoral immune signaling network and identify points of therapeutic intervention.

I'm also a strong supporter of rare disease advocacy. I’ve served on the board of directors of the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, have previously published and presented original research on Familial Mediterranean Fever disease mechanisms, and am involved with the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

2014 NSF GRFP Fellow
2017 Forbes 30 Under 30: Science