Ann Klopp, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Radiation Oncology. She is a physician-scientist specializing in the treatment of gynecologic cancers with time dedicated to translational laboratory research. She received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She went on to receive her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She subsequently came to MD Anderson for residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology where she did post-doctoral research investigating the role of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells in the tumor microenvironment. She has received awards for her research including the National AAWR Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award in Radiation Oncology and the Roentgen Award from RSNA for Resident Research. Currently, her laboratory research is focused on understanding effects of adipose and bone-marrow derived stem cells in ovarian and endometrial cancers with a long-term goal career goal of developing new treatments for gynecologic cancers targeting the tumor promoting effects of normal tissue stem cells.