Sarah Huang

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Sarah graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a B.S. Human Physiology. During her undergraduate career, Sarah worked in laboratories at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Pharmacology and Therapeutics department and the Mass General Hospital Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC). Her work at the BUSM with Dr. Hui Feng focused mainly on characterizing mechanisms utilized by cancer cells to evade immune detection. Specifically, her most recent work was published in cancers journal and focused on epigenetic mechanisms driving metabolic programming in T-cell acute leukemia. At VIC, Sarah worked closely with Dr. Ruxandra Sirbulescu to evaluate the therapeutic role of exogenous B-cells in treating traumatic brain injuries. Sarah is currently interested in understanding the fine balance between the immune system’s neuroprotective and neurodegenerative roles in the context of psychiatric disease. In her spare time you can find her at the gym powerlifting or going squishmallow hunting with friends around Boston!