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MSTP Alumni Selected for Dana-Farber Leadership Council

Posted by on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in Alumni .

Two Vanderbilt MSTP graduates, Sameer Chopra, M.D., Ph.D. and Jennifer Rosenbluth, M.D., Ph.D., are serving on the Dana-Farber Leadership Council.  The DFLC is an annual funding opportunity to provide current use support for current DFCI trainees.

Sameer Chopra, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Chopra is a third year clinical fellow in Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Harvard University. After performing public health research abroad and working in healthcare consulting, he earned both MD and PhD degrees through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduating in 2009. He then completed clinical residencies in internal medicine and medical genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in the Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program, respectively. His present research efforts are focused on developing novel strategies for treating cancer using immunotherapy.



Jennifer Rosenbluth, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Rosenbluth is a third year clinical fellow in Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She studied Molecular Biology at Princeton University, and completed her MD and PhD degrees in 2011 through the Vanderbilt MSTP. While at Vanderbilt she developed an interest in oncology, and discovered an mTOR-p73 signaling pathway of potential therapeutic relevance in triple-negative breast cancers and rhabdomyosarcomas. Before becoming a Medical Oncology fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, she completed her Internal Medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is pursuing her research fellowship in the laboratory of Joan Brugge, PhD, studying precursor lesions and tumor heterogeneity in breast and ovarian cancers.