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Mary Clark '07

She/Her/Hers

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Monrovia, CA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Biology

Current Company:

City of Hope National Medical Center

Current Position:

Staff Scientist

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

undergraduate research, glee club

Secondary Schooling:

PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology, UCLA

Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

cappuccino chip muffin from the MP

Best Oxy Class:

Immunology

Groups I Identify With:

women in STEM

Bio:

Following Oxy, I completed my PhD at UCLA studying how a type of cancer called lymphoma becomes resistant to chemotherapy. I then returned to Oxy as a non-tenure track professor, where I taught intro through advanced level biology classes and participated in research. I currently work as a Staff Scientist/Project Development Scientist at City of Hope. My role is to provide writing support for doctors and research scientists in the Cellular Immunotherapy Center within the Hematologic Malignancies Research Institute.

Career Advice:

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