Louise Medina Bengtsson
Program: Cancer Biology
Current advisor: Julie Schwarz, MD, PhD
Undergraduate university: University of Notre Dame
My rotation project in the Schwarz Lab, in the Department of Radiation Oncology, studied whether differences in HPV transcript expression (E6 vs. E6*) can be used as a predictive biomarker to guide the addition of rationally selected biological therapies, such as DNA damage response inhibitors or senolytics, to improve outcomes after radiation therapy for cervical cancer.