Sophia M. Abusamra
- Clarendon Scholar
I am a first year DPhil candidate and Clarendon Scholar within the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS). I am originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA. I am a part of the Bone Oncology Group (NDORMS/NDS), Davis Group (Dept. of Chemistry), and Oxford Prostate Cancer Biology Group (NDS). Furthermore, I am co-supervised by Claire Edwards (NDS/NDORMS), Jason Davis (Dept. of Chemistry), Alastair Lamb (NDS), and Ian Mills (NDS), collaborating with Todd M. Morgan (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). My research centers around metabolic plasticity in prostate cancer bone metastases and novel circulating tumour cell isolation methodology.
My broad research areas of interest include cancer biomarkers, circulating tumour cells, cancer genetics, and prostate cancer.
I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in May of 2022 with my Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in Neuroscience and Psychology. While at the University of Michigan, I was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, selected as a 2022 Neuroscience Commencement Speaker, was a Graduate of Highest Distinction, and a 7 term James B. Angell Scholar with University Honors. Furthermore, I conducted research on prostate cancer in the Morgan Research Lab at the Rogel Cancer Center, performing gene expression analysis of circulating tumor cells to investigate prostate cancer progression.