Dr. Bisiayo Fashemi is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Dineo Khabele in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Fashemi obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry at Union College in New York, where she was a Posse Scholar. As an undergraduate, Dr. Fashemi conduct research under the co-mentorship of Dr. Barbara Danowski and Dr. Mary Carroll of the Biology and Chemistry departments. During her undergraduate summers, Dr. Fashemi took part in Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) at Washington University School of Medicine, where she studied gastrulation in the developmental biology laboratory of Dr. Lilanna Solnica-Krezel. In 2016, Dr. Fashemi began her PhD training under the guidance of Dr. Indira Mysorekar at Washington University in St Louis. For her dissertation, Dr. Fashemi characterized the novel role of IFRD1 in urothelial plasticity and regeneration. In addition, she examined how vaginal estrogen therapy reduces recurrent urinary tract infections in the aging bladder. Dr. Fashemi’s doctoral work was supported by the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Scholars Program and an Infectious Disease/ Basic Microbial Pathogenic Mechanism T32 Training Program from the NIH. She was a 2019 inductee of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. After completing her PhD in 2021, Dr. Fashemi began her post-doctoral fellowship in ovarian cancer research where she studies the use of combination therapies to overcome genetic and acquired PARPi resistances using 3D organoid models.