Analisa DiFeo, PhD

Dr. Analisa DiFeo is an Assistant Professor of General Medical Science-Oncology at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Previously she was an Instructor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Her laboratory interests are focused on uncovering novel ways to improve the detection and treatment of ovarian cancer with specific interest in understanding the mechanisms of ovarian cancer chemoresistance. The overall goal of the laboratory is to identify novel biomarkers of ovarian cancer therapeutic response and generate novel targeted molecular therapies that can work alone or in conjunction with current treatment options to combat ovarian cancer. Using a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches, her lab hopes to better understand the mechanism by which both microRNA’s and the genes they regulate are involved in ovarian tumor biology at the cellular level as well as disease development and progression in animals. Dr. DiFeo completed her Ph.D. training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2008 and in addition to her 2010 Liz Tilberis Award from OCRF, she was the recipient of the American Association of Cancer Research AstraZeneca Scholar-in-Training Award in 2008.