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2022 Fellow

Maria Lastra Cagigas

PhD Institution
University of New South Wales

Maria’s PhD research focused on identifying molecular targets to develop novel experimental drugs for cancer treatment. As a Schmidt Science Fellow, she will pivot into microbiology, where she plans to explore how the gut microbiome and human cells interact in-situ to revolutionize cancer treatment. Maria hopes this connection will help us design tailored microbial treatments to improve cancer outcomes in the future.