Emily Cheney, BS
Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brown University in 2018. Here she completed an undergraduate thesis, “Establishing Markers of Cellular Senescence in Irradiated Lung Fibroblasts”. Specifically, she investigated the functional and morphological changes that senescent cells undergo to better understand how age is related to inflammation and its implications on the tumor microenvironment.
Emily is now a research technician in the Breast Immunology Lab at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is excited to continue to look at the tumor microenvironment and delve further into the immune response to cancer in a translational lab. In her role as a research technician, she investigates how to harness tumor associated macrophages to reverse their immune suppressive and tumor protecting properties to overcome drug resistance in triple negative breast cancer.
Interests Outside of Lab
When not in the lab you can find Emily playing field hockey, hiking, or snowboarding!