Visiting Fulbright student
Wendy was born in the United States (1994). She is spending nine months in the Brain Metastasis Group as a recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Award, working on the role of reactive astrocytes in the growth and maintenance of brain metastases.
Prior to joining the Brain Metastasis Group, Wendy graduated from St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota, USA) with a B.A. in Biology (with distinction) and Spanish and a minor in Biomolecular Science. She completed several summer internships during her undergraduate career, including one at the University of Pittsburgh studying epigenetic regulation in ovarian cancer and two consecutive years at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) focused on Chk1 inhibitors in triple-negative breast cancer. After graduation, she worked at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) for one year in an immunotherapy-focused laboratory. Following her stay in Madrid, Wendy will complete a PhD program in cancer biology at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee).