Dr. Sonam Mittal is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Sunila Pradeep at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dr. Sonam Mittal earned her Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, under the mentorship of Dr. Syamala Maitreyi Rajala. Her Ph.D. research focused on understanding the role of epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in non-small cell lung cancer growth and metastasis. With a great interest in cancer biology and immunotherapy, Dr. Sonam Mittal joined Pradeep’s lab for her postdoctoral research in 2020. Her research focuses on extracellular vesicle-mediated effects in the tumor microenvironment. She discovered that extracellular vesicles isolated from high-grade serous ovarian cancer cells reprogram the tumor microenvironment by inducing functional and phenotypic alteration in tumor-associated macrophages that provide immunosuppressive and proliferative advantages to cancer cells. With the support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, the ultimate goal of her research is to identify more effective therapeutic interventions for women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.