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Danielle Twum

3MT Presentation:

Switch cancer off!

Major:

Microbiology and Immunology (Roswell Park)

Advisor:

Scott Abrams

Biography:

Danielle Twum, originally from Ghana, West Africa, is currently a graduate student studying the immune response in cancer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Danielle received her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, where she studied the effect of climate change on corals. After her she completes her PhD, Danielle is hoping to bring science to the general public by coming up with more exciting ways to explain complex scientific concepts in order to demystify the mysteries that surround science and make it more approachable to the layperson.

What made you interested in your dissertation research topic?

The chance to study how solider immune cells can be seduced to do good in cancer? Who wouldn't want to do that?

Why did you decide to attend UB for your PhD?

I was a research apprentice in the Roswell Park Cancer Institute summer research program and fell in love with Buffalo as a whole and hence, decided to pursue my PhD here.

Name your favorite thing to do in Buffalo. What do you enjoy about that?

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The escapism.