Madeline Townsend, BS
Madeline graduated from Boston College in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Outside of class, she worked with Boston College’s Microscopy Core Manager, Bret Judson, on modeling the physiological effects of microplastic pollution in Drosophila melanogaster. Additionally, she served as an Emergency Medical Technician for Boston College’s Emergency Medical Service.
Madeline joined the Breast Tumor Immunology Lab in June of 2020 to experience a translational research setting and explore the promising field of cancer immunology. She is currently working with murine models of triple negative breast cancer to investigate effective treatment combinations to overcome drug resistance.
In 2019, Madeline had an introduction to basic science research in the Motyl Lab at Maine Medical Center Research Institute. Using a murine model, she researched how changes in neurochemical activity can induce peripheral bone remodeling. Having grown up with juvenile osteoporosis, Madeline is motivated to support bone research in the future.
Interests Outside of Lab
On the weekends, Madeline enjoys long distance running and hopes to complete a marathon someday. Additionally, she relaxes by caring for her collection of house plants and painting with watercolors.