The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Meyer, PhD, as a new assistant professor in the department of Cancer Biology effective November 1, 2016. Previously, Dr. Meyer was a postdoctoral fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Meyer received her PhD in Cell and Molecular Cancer Biology from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and the Cancer Epigenetics Society (CES). Dr. Meyer has received numerous awards including a CancerFree Kids Pediatric Cancer Research Alliance Research Award and prestigious European Hematology Association (EHA)-ASH Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH) Award.
Her primary research focus is acute myeloid leukemia (AML), where she uses the latest cutting-edge approaches for developing new model systems and studying the mechanisms of disease development, progression, and responsiveness to therapeutics. Dr. Meyer’s goal is to better understand and leverage the epigenetics and non-coding RNA biology of AML to inform new ways to treat the disease. As a new member of the Molecular Biology and Genetics program, Dr. Meyer will continue her progress in AML and hematologic malignancies research, working in a collaborative environment to enhance multidisciplinary strategies among basic and translational scientists as well and clinicians and clinical trialists.