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2022 Fellow

Maria Lastra Cagigas

PhD Institution
University of New South Wales
Postdoctoral institution and lab

Fontana Group, The University of Sydney

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.